Perception of Undergraduate Medical and Dental Students Towards Learning Anatomy in Google Classroom

Authors

  • Mahima Sophia M1 , Sasirekha M2 , Leonoline Ebenezer J3 , Vaijayanthimala P4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11100

Keywords:

online learning, medical and dental students,technology, Google classroom, perception

Abstract

Background: Google Classroom is one of the online learning system developed by Google which enables
both the teachers and learners to engage in ‘beyond the classroom’ learning in an innovative way. The
present study mainly focus to assess the perception of students towards learning Anatomy in Google
Classroom Methodology: A study was conducted in undergraduate medical and dental students of ACS
Medical College and Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai who are residing in their homes due
to Covid 19 lock down. Anatomy virtual class was created in Google classroom individually for medical
and dental students and students were asked to join the class by means of class code. The materials were
uploaded on a daily basis based on the syllabus. Assignment and assessment were also given and graded.
After two months of learning experience in Google Classroom, perception of students and challenges faced
by them towards this learning system was collected by structured questionnaire in Google form and it
was statistically analysed Results: About 163 students responded to the questionnaire. 79 (48.2%) students
were males and 85(51.8%) students were females. Overall the students gave positive response towards their
learning experience in Google classroom and few problems also have been found out like issues regarding
accessing course materials and navigating the system, difficulty in submission of assignments, poor internet
connection and they also want to make the classes more interactive Conclusion: Sensitisation and proper
training should be given to the students regarding the use of Google Classroom. Quizzes, mind mapping,
clinical based questions can be given to make the participants more engaged and interactive. Hence Google
classroom is definitely a student centered online learning platform with the teacher as facilitators which
helps to make the students competent.

Author Biography

Mahima Sophia M1 , Sasirekha M2 , Leonoline Ebenezer J3 , Vaijayanthimala P4

1
Professor, 2Professor and Head, 3Tutor, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, ACS Medical College and
Hospital, Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Mahima Sophia M1 , Sasirekha M2 , Leonoline Ebenezer J3 , Vaijayanthimala P4. (2020). Perception of Undergraduate Medical and Dental Students Towards Learning Anatomy in Google Classroom. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11100