Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of CFM, AIIMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

2 Department of Anatomy, Peoples Medical College and RC, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India


BACKGROUND: With the emergence of COVID, we are forced to use e‑learning in form of arranging 
online classes for students. Medical educators all over the world are conducting online classes for 
students. This study aimed to evaluate the perception of online learning among MBBS students and 
teachers through a questionnaire‑based survey.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross‑sectional study was done in the AIIMS, Bhopal. The study 
was based on questionnaire (online Google form) response received from 43 number of faculty and 
156 number of students.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Chi‑square test and unpaired t‑test were used for statistical 
analysis using statistical software Systac 13.2.
RESULTS: Handling software, technical issues, and lack of face‑to‑face interaction were more 
significant problems in students compared to faculty. The desire for the social site which causes 
disturbances in learning was a significant problem in the students compared to faculty. Giving 
and taking assessment problem was reported by 60% and 63.8% of faculty and students, 
respectively (P = 0.67). Both groups preferred the Google Classroom platform (P = 0.16). 
Students (65.3%) preferred audiovisual recording, while faculty (72%) preferred PowerPoint with 
narration. PowerPoint presentation without narration was the least preferred (10.8%). Both groups 
stressed the importance of training (P = 0.17) and infrastructure development (P = 0.85). Students, 
as well as faculty, strongly discouraged e‑learning for practical/clinical teaching.
CONCLUSIONS: Students, as well as faculty, have mixed reactions toward e‑learning. Most 
importantly affected in the present scenario is practical/clinical teaching and assessment. Every 
attempt needs to be done to strengthen infrastructure and impart training to students and faculty.


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