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Title

Efficacy of LMS for teaching biochemistry to medical students in India during the CoVid-19 pandemic

 

Authors

KN Shashidhar, Harish Rangareddy & U Munilakshmi*

 

Affiliation

Department of Biochemistry, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Constituent College of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar 563103, Karnataka, India; *Corresponding author

 

Email

KN Shashidhar E-mail: drshashikn1971@yahoo.co.in & drshashikn1971@sduaher.ac.in; Phone: +91-9845248742

Harish Rangareddy E-mail: harishr@sduaher.ac.in & harishreddy1349@gmail.com; Phone: +91-9845355050

U Munilakshmi E-mail: munilakshmiu@sduaher.ac.in & lakshmisundharsj@gmail.com; Phone: +91-8748815373

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received August 1, 2023; Revised August 31, 2023; Accepted August 31, 2023, Published August 31, 2023

 

Abstract

During the pandemic, medical education shifted to online platforms, using the Learning Management System (LMS) for lectures, video recordings, e-resources, and assessments. An inductive qualitative study was conducted among I MBBS students for Biochemistry to assess LMS acceptance and performance. Out of 150 students, 99 responded with 70.7% finding LMS effective, 67.74% agreeing it was user-friendly, and 52.8% satisfied with the grading system. Challenges included internet connectivity, but overall, students' feedback indicated LMS acceptance with academic flexibility, highlighting its potential to enhance medical education, especially during times when e-learning becomes essential.

 

Keywords

Learning curve, undergraduate medical education, COVID-19

 

Citation

Shashidhar et al. Bioinformation 19(8): 840-843 (2023)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.