Volume 7 Issue 3 (March, 2019)

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Awareness amongst Dental School Evaluators Regarding On-Screen Evaluation- An Questionnaire survey
Anshula Neeraj Deshpande, Hemchandra Chintamani Pradhan, Mandira Sikdar, Neeraj Deshpande, Aishwarya Jain, Yash Shah

Background: The Web-based evaluation is an effective solution for mass educational evaluation. Advances in computer technology continue to make a difference for evaluators. It is the system where the answer sheets are scanned and PDF is created, which is then uploaded in the software for evaluation. Methods: It is a cross-sectional questionnaire study. This study was conducted to determine the acceptance towards On-screen evaluation system and the problems faced during it by dental educators. The questionnaire was formulated as google form and was circulated through email to various dental educators all over India. They were asked to fill this form online. Data collected was analysed using descriptive analysis. Results: Total of 125 dental evaluators responded to the survey, wherein 41 evaluators had a chance to do OSE.  Out of which 87.8% mentioned that results were more accurate 36.6 % complained about strain to eyes and 5% about neck strain, 63.4% stated that evaluation was done at evaluation centres provided by universities. Conclusion: A secure on-screen evaluation system in medical sciences is must in today’s digital society and the upgradation in the universities is of utmost important.
Key words: On-screen evaluation, Traditional evaluation system, dental evaluators, Digital evaluation system (DES).

Received: 14 February, 2019                                   Revised: 25 February, 2019                           Accepted: 27 February, 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Anshula Neeraj Deshpande, Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, SumandeepVidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Vadodara, Gujarat, India

This article may be cited as: Deshpande AN, Pradhan HC, Sikdar M, Deshpande N, Jain A, Shah Y Awareness amongst Dental School Evaluators Regarding On-Screen Evaluation: An Questionnaire survey. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(3):16-20.

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