Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 64-68

The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Alaa Alghamdi, Reda Goweda1, Ethar Shabana, Marwa Alhutayrashi, Johara ALkhamash.

ABSTRACT

Background: In an era of an ever-increasing leaning toward technology and easy accessibility, online learning had its fast progression and popularity, making it easier for students to maintain their education in various circumstances. Thereby, this study aimed to assess studentís online learning perception and to determine students' preference regarding methods of education during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Methodology: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted at Umm Al-Qura University among medical students from the second to the sixth academic year from March to May 2020, in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. A modified questionnaire was used to assess the perception of students, which was extracted from a previous study. Results: It was observed that the majority of the studied population (60.9%) was satisfied with online education and only 39% of the participated students did not prefer e-learning over traditional learning systems. Perception level of enrolled students was relatively low as compared to higher acceptability for online learning system. Moreover, perception level was significantly correlated with participantsí age, Grade Point Average (GPA), and year of education, whereas gender, marital status, and background history of educational difficulties were found to have no correlation with the level of perception of the studied population. Conclusion: This study helped in better understanding of studentsí perception toward online education in Saudi Arabia, and thus it might assist in formulation of standard protocols for online education system implemented in the studied population.

Keywords:
Online education, Saudi Arabia, medical students, perception, direct learning


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The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Alaa Alghamdi
Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Reda Goweda1
Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Ethar Shabana
Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Marwa Alhutayrashi
Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Johara ALkhamash
Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Alaa Alghamdi, Department of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.; alaa96g@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Oct 2020
Accepted 04 Nov 2020
Published online 27 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alghamdi A, Goweda R, Shabana E, Alhutayrashi M, ALkhamash J. The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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Alghamdi A, Goweda R, Shabana E, Alhutayrashi M, ALkhamash J. The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=19104 [Access: February 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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Alghamdi A, Goweda R, Shabana E, Alhutayrashi M, ALkhamash J. The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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Alghamdi A, Goweda R, Shabana E, Alhutayrashi M, ALkhamash J. The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited February 25, 2021]; 5(1): 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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Alghamdi, A., Goweda, . R., Shabana, . E., Alhutayrashi, . M. & ALkhamash, . J. (2021) The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (1), 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


Turabian Style

Alghamdi, Alaa, Reda Goweda, Ethar Shabana, Marwa Alhutayrashi, and Johara ALkhamash. 2021. The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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Alghamdi, Alaa, Reda Goweda, Ethar Shabana, Marwa Alhutayrashi, and Johara ALkhamash. "The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alghamdi, Alaa, Reda Goweda, Ethar Shabana, Marwa Alhutayrashi, and Johara ALkhamash. "The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 64-68. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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Alghamdi, A., Goweda, . R., Shabana, . E., Alhutayrashi, . M. & ALkhamash, . J. (2021) The impact of online learning compared to direct learning on the perception of medical students of Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 64-68. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603381426


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