Volume : VII, Issue : I, January - 2017
E–Learning–A Student’s Perspective
Dr. Haripriya. M. , Dr. Vijayasagar. T. , Ms. Preetha. S
E–learning marks the shift from passive teacher centred learning to active learner centred model.
A MOODLE based interactive website was created. 250, I MBBS students of SRMC & RI,PORUR, were registered as users. E–learning content in Anatomy in the form of powerpoint presentations, interactive lessons with audio narrations, videos, multiple choice questions, histology micrographs etc. were uploaded onto the website. A survey was conducted at the end of one year to know the students’ perspective of the infrastructure and content in the e–learning program. 95% of the students found the interactive website extremely useful for learning the subject and for the examination. 94% of the students wanted more free hours of internet services. 70% of the students preferred dissection videos for gross anatomy while 78% of the students preferred histology micrographs for histology. 64% of the students wanted videos with audio narrations for emyology. 84% of the students preferred self explanatory diagrams for surface anatomy.
The study concludes that web based learning being a learner centred model provides a stronger learning stimulus to students. Blended learning ie., a combination of e–learning and traditional instructor led learning will definitely help in creating better medical professionals .