RESEARCH ARTICLE: Student and faculty perceptions related to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.302309

Keywords:

Undergraduate Programme, Pharmacist Professional Programme, COVID-19, Learning Outcomes, Online Learning

Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to explore pharmacy students' and faculty members' perception of online learning at the Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Andalas.

Methods: A survey was administered to 522 undergraduate students, 140 pharmacist professional students, and 51 faculty members via an online electronic survey (Google Forms). Demographic data, online learning experiences, and online learning acceptance of students and faculty members were collected through the survey.

Results: Five hundred forty-five students and 36 faculty members of the Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Andalas participated in this study. Online learning was mostly delivered using Zoom, combined with other media (47.3%). The majority of faculty members and students agreed that online learning could achieve knowledge learning outcomes (LOs), but not attitude LOs and skills LOs. More than a half of students and faculty members perceived that online learning is less effective.

Conclusion: In general, the faculty members and students perceived that online learning was not very effective and only considered to achieve some aspects of LOs. As the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, it seems that online learning is the reasonable option for conducting learning activities. However, the learning activities and media should be carefully selected to ensure the achievement of all aspects of LOs.

Author Biographies

Syofyan Syofyan, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Dita Permatasari, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Uswatul Hasanah, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Fithriani Armin, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Rahmi Yosmar, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Fatma Sri Wahyuni, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Lailaturrahmi Lailaturrahmi, Universitas Andalas, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

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Published

30/11/2020

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COVID-19 Research Paper