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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2018;15:24. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2018.15.24. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Dental students' learning attitudes and perceptions of YouTube as a lecture video hosting platform in a flipped classroom in Korea.

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1
Department of Periodontology, Dankook University College of Dentistry, Cheonan, Korea.
2
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to confirm the applicability of YouTube as a delivery platform of lecture videos for dental students and to assess their learning attitudes towards the flipped classroom model.

METHODS:

Learning experiences after using the YouTube platform to deliver preliminary video lectures in a flipped classroom were assessed by 69 second-year students (52 males, 17 females) at Dankook College of Dentistry, Korea, who attended periodontology lectures during 2 consecutive semesters of the 2016 academic year. The instructor uploaded the lecture videos to YouTube before each class. At the end of the second semester, the students were surveyed using a questionnaire devised by the authors.

RESULTS:

Of the students, 53 (76.8%) always watched the lecture before the class, 48 (69.6%) used their smartphones, and 66 (95.7%) stated that they watched the lectures at home. The majority of the students replied that the video lectures were easier to understand than in-person lectures (82.6%) and that they would like to view the videos again after graduation (73.9%).

CONCLUSION:

Our results indicate that YouTube is an applicable platform to deliver video lectures and to expose students to increased learning opportunities.

KEYWORDS:

Dental education; Educational technology; Flipped classroom; Republic of Korea; Smartphone

PMID:
30317831
PMCID:
PMC6249142
DOI:
10.3352/jeehp.2018.15.24
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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