ORTHODONTIC RESIDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE LEARNING
Application of online learning system in orthodontic residency may enhance learning capacity of residents. The objective of present study was to evaluate the preferences and perceptions of postgraduate orthodontic Residents about online learning. Present study was conducted by determining the preferences and perceptions of postgraduate orthodontic residents about online learning at the Orthodontic department of deMontmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan, by asking them to complete a questionnaire. Results showed that with respect to residents learning perceptions, 70% of the residents answered that online lectures and clinical videos were helpful to their learning. With respect to residents preferences, 48% residents preferred online lectures and 34% residents preferred clinical videos. Most residents (36% agree and 36% strongly agree) preferred a combination of traditional lectures and online learning. It was concluded that orthodontic residents preferences and perceptions were positive regarding online learning.