Utilization of Blended Learning to Teach Preclinical Endodontics Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Maresca, Cristina
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics
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  • Blended Learning (BL) is the integration of classroom learning with an online environment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether dental students who experience BL in a preclinical Endodontic course could demonstrate better manual skills, conceptual knowledge, and learning experience compared to those utilizing traditional learning. Students (n=81) were assigned to either traditional or BL groups. A root canal procedure was used to determine the level of manual skills gained by each group. Pre and post-assessment quizzes were given to all students to evaluate conceptual knowledge gain. The student perspectives were evaluated using a Qualtrics survey. The BL group scored better than the traditional group on the manual skills exercise at a statistically significant level. There were no differences in the post-quiz scores between the two groups. Students’ opinions were positive regarding BL. With BL, students were able to learn and demonstrate dental skills at a high level.
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  • Rivera, Eric M.
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  • Master of Science
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  • 2013
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