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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44576

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in Electronic Learning Among Students in Medical Faculties – Babylon Province

Sahar Hassan, Mohammed Rasool Jawad, Mushtaq Talib Mahdi, Faiza Mahmood Shuker, Nassrin Malik Aubead

Abstract

E-learning is a contemporary and elastic method of education that is being utilized as a substitution to traditional education methods. Despite its widespread usage in Iraq's medical faculty system, the students' utilization of experiences for online learning is unclear.This study aims to explore medical students’ knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) regarding online learning. It was a cross-sectional online questionnaire was distributed through email as Google forms to assess KAP regarding online teaching and learning among Hammurabi College of Medicine and College of Nursing Students of Babylon university in Iraq. The survey requested socio-demographic information, as well as information related to electronic devices and e-learning knowledge, attitudes and practices.A total of 234 valid questionnaire were retrieved, 60.3% of respondents were female and 39.7% were male. Most respondents 29.5% disagree that e-learning could be implanted in Iraq, also 43.6% of the respondents disagreed that e-learning could be used for clinical aspects, as compared with 8.2% who agreed with this statement and 15.8% who were neutral, while 28.2% from respondents were neutral response on the veracity of certificate attained through e-learning must be acknowledged. Finally, 43.2% were good proficiency in using electronic devices.Medical students demonstrated adequate levels of knowledge and practice related to e-learning, but there are some unfavorable attitudes surrounded e-learning that continuous feedback from students will require to make e-learning efficient. To increase the viability of e-learning for medical students in Iraq, information and communication must be improved. Greater student and teacher training, improved e-course design, more engagement, motivation and blended learning are all advised.

Keywords

First E-learning; Attitude; Education; Knowledge; practice.

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