RCD's Dr. Zainab makes remarkable research contributions in dental education
RCD's Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Dr. Zainab Akbar, has made significant research contributions in dental education, with two of her papers recently published in BMC Medical Education. These papers focus on smartphone use as an educational tool and the development of an instrument to measure the Micro-Learning Environment of Students (MLEM).
In the first paper, titled "Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure the Micro-Learning Environment of Students (MLEM)," Dr. Zainab Akbar served as the lead author. The study aimed to create and validate an instrument for assessing the micro-learning environment of students. By understanding the real-life experiences of students and identifying any gaps between the taught, delivered, and learned curricula, the MLEM provides valuable insights into factors that contribute to an optimal learning environment. This knowledge can help educators better understand and improve the educational experiences of their students.
The second paper, "Smartphone as an Educational Tool: The Perception of Dental Faculty Members of All Dental Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan," was co-authored by Dr. Zainab Akbar. This study explores the perceptions of dental faculty members regarding the integration of smartphones as effective educational resources. By analyzing feedback from faculty members across dental colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, the research highlights the potential of smartphones in enhancing teaching methods and improving educational experiences.
These research papers reflect RCD's commitment to advancing dental education and finding innovative solutions for teaching and learning. Dr. Zainab Akbar expressed gratitude for the support received from RCD and emphasised the significance of integrating technology and measuring the learning environment to promote effective educational practices in dentistry.