Teachers’ view about the current situation of e-learning practice in undergraduate medical education of Bangladesh

Authors

  • MAS Talukder Lecturer, Medical Education, CME, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Md Humayun Kabir Talukder Professor (Curriculum Development & Evaluation), CME, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • MR Pervin Junior Consultant (Gynae and Obstetrics), RS (Gynae Oncology) National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • MFH Talukder Assistant Professor (Conservative Dentistry), Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barisal
  • TT Tapu Lecturer (Education Science), CME, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjme.v11i1.49238

Keywords:

E-learning, Teachers’ View, Undergraduate medical education, ICT.

Abstract

Background: E-learning or electronic learning is increasingly used as a complement to traditional classes in undergraduate medical education. E-Learning become more popular, because they allow saving time of teachers and students, reduce costs of teaching and learning materials and improve classroom as well as medical colleges’ educational environment.  

Objectives: This descriptive cross sectional survey was driven to explore teachers’ view about the current situation of e-learning practice in undergraduate medical education of Bangladesh.

Methods: From all four phases, total 172 teachers of randomly selected eight medical colleges of Bangladesh were respondents of this study to seek information regarding the current situation of e-learning practice in undergraduate medical education, between the period of July 2018 to June 2019 with a pretested self-administered questionnaire.

Results: In this study 68 (39.5%) were male and 104 (60.5%) were female teachers.  Fifty-two point three percent (52.3%) teachers agreed that they strongly awared of e-learning, 87.8% teachers had personal computers/laptops, 99.4% teachers had personal smartphones, and 98.8% teachers had personal e-mail addresses. Fifty-three percent (53%) teachers agreed that they have adequate knowledge and skill in information and communication technology (ICT). Forty-four percent (44%) teachers disagreed that they were interact with students and 49.5% teachers agreed that they interacted with peer and colleague by using social media in their medical colleges.

Conclusion: Teachers are aware of e-learning and they practiced it in personal level without collaboration of the medical colleges. It is essential to provide e-learning facilities in medical colleges for improvement of undergraduate medical education.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Education Vol.11(1) 2020: 12-16

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Published

2020-09-17

How to Cite

Talukder, M., Talukder, M. H. K., Pervin, M., Talukder, M., & Tapu, T. (2020). Teachers’ view about the current situation of e-learning practice in undergraduate medical education of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Education, 11(1), 12–16. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjme.v11i1.49238

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