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Exploring the use of mobile learning amongst the dental students of Tehran University of medical sciences
Maryam Koopaie , Shahrbanoo Heydari , Sedighe Sadat Hashemikamangar
Tehran University of medical sciences , smhk58950@gmail.com
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Introduction: Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of e-learning. This study endeavors to determine the extent and the way of using mobile learning amongst dental students.
Methods: This descriptive study is cross-sectional. The data were collected through conducting a valid and reliable questionnaire. The population were 220 dental students from Tehran University of medical science who were randomly assigned and agreed to participate and complete the questionnaire.
Results: 216 copies of questionnaire were collected. Of these, 108 students (50%) used their phones to use educational software. 168 students (77.8%) used social networks to learn dental courses. 214 students (98.2%) stated that smartphones have increased their access to educational data. 206 students (95.4%) were of the opinion that smartphones help them learn more independently. 189 students (87.5%) stated that it is necessary to employ more smartphones in higher education.
Conclusion: Mobile learning is common amongst dental students of Tehran University of medical sciences. Different features of mobile are used in dental education, Mobile learning in dental education is can be optimized.
Keywords: mobile, learning, dentistry students, e-learning
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: E-learning
Received: 2021/10/20 | Accepted: 2022/01/8 | Published: 2022/04/4
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Koopaie M, Heydari S, Hashemikamangar S S. Exploring the use of mobile learning amongst the dental students of Tehran University of medical sciences. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2022; 22 :16-24
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