Live-Video versus Video Demonstration Methods: Dental Students’ Learning Preferences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, vol.11, no.2, pp.250-256, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Aim: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the method of education has changed in dental education as in all other schools. The purpose of this study is to evaluate live-video demonstrations and video demonstrations in the dental anatomy and morphology course in terms of students' learning preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic process.Material and Methods: The upper right canine tooth was carved from soap with a live-video demonstration in the preclinical laboratory the week before distance education started. After distance education started, a video demonstration was prepared for the carving of the lower canine tooth from soap and sent to students via e-mail. The students who watched both demonstrations were asked to carve these teeth from soap. A survey was conducted via Google Forms to get students’ opinions about the demonstration types and distance education by asking 11 Likert-type questions. The level of significance for statistical analysis was set at P≤ 0.05.Results: 51 first year preclinical students (31 female, 20 male) participated this study. The mean age of students was 19.43 ± 1.01 years old. There was no statistically significant difference between the demonstration types in terms of students' learning preferences, the type of device used by students for distance learning and the selection of the demonstration type.Conclusion: Although there was no difference between the types of demonstration in terms of students' learning preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, students mostly preferred the video demonstrations if they are in the same environment with the instructor periodically.