Teaching ophthalmology to undergraduate medical students using Facebook groups guided by institutions.

Other Title(s)

تعليم طب العيون باستخدام مجموعات مغلقة و محكمة من قبل الجامعة عبر قناة التواصل الاجتماعي على Facebook كأداة مكملة لتدريس طلاب الطب

Joint Authors

al-Salim, Khalil M.
al-Rawashidah, Hamzah Muhammad
al-Sarayirah, Fawwaz
Hammad, Nur J.
al-Salim, Mahmud K.
al-Zubi, Khalid

Source

Mu'tah Journal for Research and Studies : Natural and Applied Sciences Series

Issue

Vol. 37, Issue 1 (31 Jan. 2022), pp.75-91, 17 p.

Publisher

Mutah University Deanship of Academic Research

Publication Date

2022-01-31

Country of Publication

Jordan

No. of Pages

17

Main Subjects

Educational Sciences
Medicine
Information Technology and Computer Science

Abstract EN

Aim: To assess E-learning's feasibility and efficacy in teaching ophthalmology via a supervised Facebook closed group in a single medical University program at Mutah University.

Design: A cross-sectional survey.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Mutah University by the article's authors between November 2019 and January 2020.

An online survey involved only the members of the ophthalmology Facebook closed group (ophthalmology 2011-2012).

The study assessed social networks' feasibility as an added tool in teaching short medical courses like ophthalmology.

All of the participants were medical students who successfully passed the ophthalmology course at Mutah University and were members of the group at the time of study conduction.

The 20-item questionnaire was developed by authors and designed in a document form using SPSS software.

The questionnaire was distributed by direct messaging to the group members.

At the study time, 1,364 questionnaires were sent via Facebook to students.

Questions were divided into general information about students, information about social media use, and specific questions about students' interaction with the teaching ophthalmology group.

Moreover, other items were designed to compare institutional guided Facebook groups' level of benefit to peer-monitored medical groups.

Results: Over 87.9% of students felt that the group was useful.

Besides, 73% of students thought the group helped them to achieve a better outcome at the exam.

The questionnaire return response rate was 52.8% (720 responses).

58% of medical students were checking their social media more than five times a day.

Nevertheless, only 26.7% were likely to get involved in educational networks.

Regarding Mutah's ophthalmology group teaching, 20.4% of students were daily users during the ophthalmology courses.

28.3% check it up every 2-3 days, and 16.9% check it once a week.

Concerning activity and comment sharing, 52.2% had good activity and did their daily homework and assignments.

However, 47.8% never entered a comment on the group.

Points of strength were case discussion, explanatory videos, and pictures.

The group facilitated the transfer of the information regarding lecture notes and announcements.

However, some believed it was a source of distraction.

Conclusion: Facebook closed groups monitored by tutors are a useful educational asset tool for teaching minor courses in medical universities.

It facilitated the delivery of information, enhanced tutor-student and student-student interaction.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Salim, Khalil M.& al-Rawashidah, Hamzah Muhammad& al-Zubi, Khalid& al-Sarayirah, Fawwaz& Hammad, Nur J.& al-Salim, Mahmud K.. 2022. Teaching ophthalmology to undergraduate medical students using Facebook groups guided by institutions.. Mu'tah Journal for Research and Studies : Natural and Applied Sciences Series،Vol. 37, no. 1, pp.75-91.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1315066

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Salim, Khalil M.…[et al.]. Teaching ophthalmology to undergraduate medical students using Facebook groups guided by institutions.. Mu'tah Journal for Research and Studies : Natural and Applied Sciences Series Vol. 37, no. 1 (2022), pp.75-91.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1315066

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Salim, Khalil M.& al-Rawashidah, Hamzah Muhammad& al-Zubi, Khalid& al-Sarayirah, Fawwaz& Hammad, Nur J.& al-Salim, Mahmud K.. Teaching ophthalmology to undergraduate medical students using Facebook groups guided by institutions.. Mu'tah Journal for Research and Studies : Natural and Applied Sciences Series. 2022. Vol. 37, no. 1, pp.75-91.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1315066

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 89-91

Record ID

BIM-1315066