Online Academic Journey: Students’ Profile and Evaluation Through Different Digital Media in Dentistry

  • Maria Isabel Souza State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Maria Cardoso Berry State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Paulo Carvalho State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • André Silva State University of Rio de Janeiro
Keywords: dentistry, dental education, telehealth, telecommunications, eLearning

Abstract

The aim of this study was to present an academic event in the online version and evaluate the user’s profile who have signed up and the different digital media used by them. The Dentistry School of State University of Rio de Janeiro performed its first Online Academic Journey, available for free on your Moodle platform for participants who have registered, with five different courses: Computerised Tomography, Endodontic, Aesthetic, Implantology and Periodontology. In order to receive course certificates participants had to complete an evaluation form. The results (quantitative and qualitative) were obtained using data from Facebook, Youtube, Moodle platform and Google forms showed that: most of the participants were from the Southeast region of Brazil (80.6%), 69% of users were female aged between 18 to 35 years, professional dentist activity (70.1%) with graduation academic level (89.4%), 80% of respondents expressed satisfaction with the courses and the device most used by users to watch the courses was the computer (70%) followed by smartphone (21%). We conclude that the methodology used was an innovative experience and provided quality information to different profiles in different regions. The use of different media and technological tools for conducting an online academic journey provides very important resource in disseminating quality academic content, not only for users of the institution that performs as well as geographically distant places.

Author Biographies

Maria Isabel Souza, State University of Rio de Janeiro
Public Health Department
Maria Cardoso Berry, State University of Rio de Janeiro
Teledentistry Center FO UERJ
Paulo Carvalho, State University of Rio de Janeiro
Teledentistry Center FO UERJ
André Silva, State University of Rio de Janeiro
Teledentistry Center FO UERJ

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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
Souza, M., Berry, M., Carvalho, P., & Silva, A. (2017). Online Academic Journey: Students’ Profile and Evaluation Through Different Digital Media in Dentistry. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e54:(1-4). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/222
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017

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