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A Systematic Review of Online Teaching during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Lock Opened in Lockdown

Lalna R Takale, Meghana K Padwal

Keywords : Coronavirus disease 19 pandemic, Medical education, Online teaching

Citation Information : Takale LR, Padwal MK. A Systematic Review of Online Teaching during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Lock Opened in Lockdown. Indian J Med Biochem 2021; 25 (3):125-130.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0189

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Background: The medical curriculum emphasizes learner-centeredness and small group live classroom teaching. The lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic turned into an opportunity and medical education had to adopt an online teaching method. Aim and objective: This systematic review aims to gain insights into the various aspects of online learning. The systematic review was done using two databases, PubMed and Web of Science. The manuscripts were analyzed on aspects like information on online platforms, choosing a platform, feedback about online learning, and assessment strategies. Results: The online platforms used for teaching were Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. Google forms being popular for online assessment. Feedback about online learning in medical education suggested an overall good acceptance. Implication: Implementing blended learning in medical education to be considered even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

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