Advisor(s)

Emily Eddy, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
e-eddy.1@onu.edu

Brittany Long, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
b-brock@onu.edu

Lindsey Peters, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Pharmacy Practice
l-peters@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Purpose: The coronavirus pandemic rapidly expanded the use of virtual platforms for online education. It is unknown how students at Ohio Northern University (ONU) perceive their own abilities in providing education virtually. The purpose of this survey research is to obtain ONU students’ perspectives of their comfort, knowledge, and confidence using online platforms for virtual education.

Methodology: A nine-question survey was sent via email to 35 students members of an on-campus student organization. The survey was open for 12 days and one reminder email was sent to participants. The study was IRB approved and informed consent was obtained. All data were de-identified and presented in aggregate form.

Results: The survey was completed by 7/35 (20%) students. In regards to confidence, 7 (100%) students were not confident with presenting via Zoom, and 4 (57.1%) students were not confident with presenting via GoogleMeets. Two students (28.6%) did not feel knowledgeable about best practices in virtual education.

Conclusions: In a sample of students surveyed within a pharmacy student organization, a majority of students were not knowledgeable about best practices in virtual education but were generally more confident in their ability to use GoogleMeets over other virtual platforms.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Evaluation of Student Knowledge and Confidence with Virtual Education Platforms

Purpose: The coronavirus pandemic rapidly expanded the use of virtual platforms for online education. It is unknown how students at Ohio Northern University (ONU) perceive their own abilities in providing education virtually. The purpose of this survey research is to obtain ONU students’ perspectives of their comfort, knowledge, and confidence using online platforms for virtual education.

Methodology: A nine-question survey was sent via email to 35 students members of an on-campus student organization. The survey was open for 12 days and one reminder email was sent to participants. The study was IRB approved and informed consent was obtained. All data were de-identified and presented in aggregate form.

Results: The survey was completed by 7/35 (20%) students. In regards to confidence, 7 (100%) students were not confident with presenting via Zoom, and 4 (57.1%) students were not confident with presenting via GoogleMeets. Two students (28.6%) did not feel knowledgeable about best practices in virtual education.

Conclusions: In a sample of students surveyed within a pharmacy student organization, a majority of students were not knowledgeable about best practices in virtual education but were generally more confident in their ability to use GoogleMeets over other virtual platforms.