Study of the Effect of Podcasting on Learning and Satisfaction in Dental Students

Khoramian Tusi, Somayeh and Sheikh Fathollahi, Mahmood and Rahnamaye Tamrooyee, Farzane and Akbari Javar, Moein (2015) Study of the Effect of Podcasting on Learning and Satisfaction in Dental Students. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 39 (3). pp. 229-238.

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Introduction: The advent of newer technology has enabled information providers to introduce newer teaching methods in education. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of podcasting in Pedodontics education and satisfaction of students with this method. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on Pedodontics for 38 dental students of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences. After the first session of Pedodontics, the students were divided randomly into two groups. At the second session, Group 1 (18 students as controls) reviewed the lessons of the first session and then an exam was given. Group 2 (20 students as interventions) listened to the topics of the first session through podcast and an exam was also given. At the third session, the same manner was repeated. After examination of the third session, satisfaction of students with this method (podcasting) was evaluated by a questionnaire. Podcasting effectiveness was assessed by comparing the mean scores of Pedodontics exams across the two groups. Data were analyzed using independent two-sample t-test. Significance level was set at 0.05. Results: The mean scores of the first and second exams and the average of the two exams were 3.80±0.67, 3.97±0.91 and 3.81±0.75 in intervention group and 3.22±1.61, 3.68±1.24 and 3.25±1.54 in control group, respectively. no statistically significant difference was found in mean scores among two groups (P=0.170, P=0.457 and P=0.177, respectively). The mean attitude score of students about this educational method was 3.42 out of 5. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that podcasting does not increase students’ learning ability, but students have a positive attitude towards this method.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:16
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:16

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