Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Teaching and Learning)

Event Title

Pharmacy student’s perceptions of traditional method and multimedia use for lecture delivery: a Pakistani perspective

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 3:30 PM

Abstract

Background: Use of modern technology during lecture delivery can enhance the overall learning experience. The objective of this study was to determine: the effect of multimedia used as a teaching tool, the effect of two different instructional methods on students’ academic achievements, Pharmacy student’s perceptions of methods of lecture delivery.

Methods: A cross sectional descriptive qualitative study was conducted on Pharmacy students (N=375) of Karachi, Pakistan from January 2012 to June 2012. A pretested (n=30) questionnaire consisting of open and close ended items was administered to 60 students of 1st year, 69 students of 2nd year, 68 students of 3rd year, 118 students of 4th year and 60 students of 5th year. Questionnaires were filled anonymously with informed consent and knowledge about the purpose of the study. Data was analysed using SPSS version 16.

Results: Out of 400 students 375 (75%) responded. The age of respondents ranged from 18 to 25 with median age of 22. For majority of students, 230 (61.33%) lecture were delivered using the traditional method. Their preferred lecture need was power point presentations (27.46%). Majority of the students welcomed the opportunity to have more interactive sections during lecture (30%).

Conclusions: Traditional method was the dominant method of lecture delivery for Pakistani Pharmacy students. Lecture was more organized by the use of computer multimedia. The comparative effectiveness of traditional method to multimedia based lectures on student’s academic achievement was equal. Pharmacy student’s preferred traditional method aided with multimedia served as a valuable supplemented tool to lecture.

Key words: Multimedia, Traditional, Attitude

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Pharmacy student’s perceptions of traditional method and multimedia use for lecture delivery: a Pakistani perspective

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: Use of modern technology during lecture delivery can enhance the overall learning experience. The objective of this study was to determine: the effect of multimedia used as a teaching tool, the effect of two different instructional methods on students’ academic achievements, Pharmacy student’s perceptions of methods of lecture delivery.

Methods: A cross sectional descriptive qualitative study was conducted on Pharmacy students (N=375) of Karachi, Pakistan from January 2012 to June 2012. A pretested (n=30) questionnaire consisting of open and close ended items was administered to 60 students of 1st year, 69 students of 2nd year, 68 students of 3rd year, 118 students of 4th year and 60 students of 5th year. Questionnaires were filled anonymously with informed consent and knowledge about the purpose of the study. Data was analysed using SPSS version 16.

Results: Out of 400 students 375 (75%) responded. The age of respondents ranged from 18 to 25 with median age of 22. For majority of students, 230 (61.33%) lecture were delivered using the traditional method. Their preferred lecture need was power point presentations (27.46%). Majority of the students welcomed the opportunity to have more interactive sections during lecture (30%).

Conclusions: Traditional method was the dominant method of lecture delivery for Pakistani Pharmacy students. Lecture was more organized by the use of computer multimedia. The comparative effectiveness of traditional method to multimedia based lectures on student’s academic achievement was equal. Pharmacy student’s preferred traditional method aided with multimedia served as a valuable supplemented tool to lecture.

Key words: Multimedia, Traditional, Attitude