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Title: The shift from class-based to online learning during COVID-19 : a student and academic perception
Authors: Sammut Bartolo, Nicolette
Attard Pizzuto, Maresca
Wirth, Francesca
Vella Szijj, Janis
Serracino-Inglott, Anthony
Azzopardi, Lilian M.
Keywords: COVID-19 (Disease)
Web-based instruction
Pharmacy -- Study and teaching
Pharmacy students
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: International Pharmaceutical Federation
Citation: Sammut Bartolo, N., Attard Pizzuto, M., Wirth, F., Vella Szijj, J., Serracino-Inglott, A., & Azzopardi, L. M. (2020). The shift from class-based to online learning during COVID-19 : a student and academic perception. Pharmacy Education, 20(2), 290-296.
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic, which was globally declared during the first quarter of the year 2020, led to the transition of teaching activities from the traditional classroom setting to online platforms. This study evaluated preparedness and perception towards online learning and its impact among pharmacy academics and students by using two self-administered questionnaires. Fifteen academics and 60 students answered the questionnaire. Participants had the required technology for online learning (academics n = 14, 93%; students n=56, 93%) and believed that the transition to online learning was easy (academics n=12, 80%; students n=41, 68%). Most participants (academics n=12, 80%; students n=46, 77%) stated that online learning allowed more flexibility even though they preferred classroom-based approach. A minority of students stated that the shift to online learning during the pandemic made them feel alone (n=11, 18%), anxious (n=7, 12%) and depressed (n=9, 15%). Given the option, participants would prefer a hybrid learning approach, whereby some teaching activities are switched to online platforms.
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