DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20215058
Published: 2021-12-28

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis on impact of e-learning in biochemistry in phase-I medical undergraduates

Preeti Gupta

Abstract


Background: The concept of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis is to identify advantages, limitations, opportunities, and dangers of e-learning scaffolds in medical education detailed in the field of biochemistry, based upon the perception of stakeholders. It is used to assist faculties in initiating meaningful change in a program and to use the data for program improvement. The aim of the study is to identify, the strength, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of e-learning of biochemistry to MBBS first-year students.

Methods: This educational intervention study was based on an online course, and was conducted at department of biochemistry, L. N. Medical College, Bhopal. 150 students, aged from 18 to 21 years, admitted to the MBBS phase-I, were recruited as a group I and faculties of biochemistry as group II to achieve the objectives of the study. The predesigned open questionnaire was administered to record their perception on e-learning classes.

Results: The students and facilitator considered that the online teaching learning is easily accessible and flexibility of time but it also impart feeling of loneliness and unsuitable for skill development program. Though it gives an opportunity of accessibility for higher education for every-one in a very cost effective manner and allow them to balance between their education and job.

Conclusions: The online learning is a flexible and assessable teaching learning method but its effectiveness remains subject of discussion. Hence further studies on large scale are required to justify it.


Keywords


Learners, SWOT, Facilitator, Strength, Biochemistry

Full Text:

PDF

References


Naresh B, Rajalakshmi M. E-Learning in India: A SWOT Analysis. Int J Eng Technol Manag Appl Sci. 2017;5(10)30-4.

Ellis RA, Paul G, Leanne P. E-learning in higher education: Some key aspects and their relationship to approaches to study. Higher Educ Res Dev. 2009;28(3):303-18.

Rossett A, Frazee RV. American Management Association. Blended learning opportunities. 2006.

Demiray U. Cases on Challenges Facing E-Learning and National Development: Institutional Studies and Practices. e-Learning Practices. Institutional studies and practices. Volume I. Anadolu University, Eskisehir-Turkey. ERIC. 2010.

Yucel AS. E-learning approach in teacher training. Turk Online J Distance Educ. 2006;7(4):123-31.

Clark RC, Mayer RE. E-Learning and the Science of Instruction, Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition. Pfeiffer: San Francisco. Wiley. 2016.

Dobre I. Studiu critic al actualelor sisteme de e-learning, Academia Română, Institutul de cercetări pentru inteligenţă artificială. 2010.

Liebowitz J, Frank MS. The Synergy between Knowledge Management and E-Learning. Knowledge Management and E-Learning. 2010.

Ozuorcun NC, Tabak F. Is M-learning versus E-learning or are they supporting each other? Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2012;46:299-305.

Rosenberg MJ. E-learning: Strategies for delivering knowledge in the digital age, New York: McGraw-Hill. 2001.

Singh G, Pathak RD, Naz R. e-Learning and Educational Service Delivery - A case study of the University of the South Pacific (USP), in Organization For Economic Co-Operation And Development (OECD). Elearning in Tertiary Education: Where Do We Stand? Paris, France: OECD Publishing. 2007.

Šolc M, Legemza J, Sütőová A, Girmanová L. Experiences with utilizing e-learning in education process in university environment. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2012;46:5201-5.