Teaching and Learning Experiences in Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Tanzania

Date
2020-11-20
Authors
Ibrahim, Glory
Luzinge, Heavenlight
Kapanda, Gibson
Editor
Panda, Santosh
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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Objective: The purpose of this paper was to share teaching and learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated university closure. // Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among all eligible students and faculty members using voluntary anonymous questionnaires. To capture the attitudes and perceptions of respondents, five-point Likert scale questions were used. // Results: A total of 865 (58%) students and 57 (51%) faculty members participated in the survey. Uptake of e-learning platforms increased by 15.4% for students, 43.0% for faculty and by 22.3% in courses. The overall students’ strength of consensus measure of perception on accessibility of platforms was 65% and support entities 79%. About 70% of students owned a smartphone as a learning device. More than 67% of the students highlighted the cost of Internet bundles as a major challenge. // Conclusion: Shifting from blended learning to online learning during the lockdown was feasible given the pre-planned e-learning practices.
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Online Learning, Hybrid/Blended Learning, Higher Education
Country
Tanzania
Region
Africa
Series
Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 7; No 3
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