RESEARCH ARTICLE: Satisfaction of pharmacy students with e-learning approach in the University of Health Sciences Casablanca, Morocco during COVID-19 lockdown
Keywords:COVID-19, e-learning, Health education, Lockdown, Pharmacy
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction of pharmacy students with e-learning during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pharmacy School of Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences of Casablanca in April 2020. An anonymous questionnaire previously validated by the pedagogical committee of the university was administered to students via google forms.
Results: A total of 154 responses were received, 122 (79.22%) were female students. The majority of students were satisfied with the general organisation (between 60.4% and 81.8% depending on the studied parameter), e-learning (63.6%), educational content (between 61% and 85.7% depending on the studied parameter), self-assessment methods (between 64.9% and 84.4% depending on the studied parameter), adaptation (63%), the involvement of teachers (83.8%), and the administration of the faculty (75.9%). Multivariate analysis showed that two factors were significantly associated with student satisfaction related to e-learning in this study. This corresponds to the level of study (p-value = 0.026; OR=4.009; IC95% [1.176-13.663]) and the adaptation (p-value = 0.004; OR=3.671; IC95% [1.519-8.868]). This study found that satisfaction levels were higher among third year students, which could be interpreted by the fact that they were more familiar with e-learning.
Conclusion: Students were mostly satisfied with e-learning during the lockdown. The experience from this study showed an advantage for other schools by the partial introduction of e-learning training as a teaching method in normal situations in order to better deal with emergency situations.
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