International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

EDUCATIONAL FORUM
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149--155

Online teaching in medical training: Establishing good online teaching practices from cumulative experience


Shaista Saiyad1, Amrit Virk2, Rajiv Mahajan3, Tejinder Singh4 
1 Department of Physiology, NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Adesh Medical College and Hospital, Shahabad (M), Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India
4 Department of Pediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Tejinder Singh
Department of Pediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab
India

Online teaching has the potential to transcend geographical boundaries, is flexible, learner centered and can help students develop self-directed learning skills. The recently introduced competency-based curriculum has also advocated e-learning as an indispensable tool for self-directed learning. For effective online learning, good online teaching practices should be adopted. These include alignment of online teaching and learning with delivery of curriculum and objectives, synchronous, and asynchronous interaction between teacher and student, encouraging the development of higher-order thinking skills, active learning, and self-directed learning in students. In addition, good online teaching practices should have an inbuilt component of feedback and provide for effective time management, respect for diverse talents and ways of learning with continuous monitoring and mentoring of the learners. Online assessments, both formative and summative should also aim to ensure student involvement in the process. Capacity building of faculty through faculty development programs for the development of specific competencies such as social competency, pedagogical competency, managerial competency, and technical competency in the times of COVID-19 is now recognized as the need of the hour. Although online teaching and learning in medical education is new, it has the potential to become mainstream in future.


How to cite this article:
Saiyad S, Virk A, Mahajan R, Singh T. Online teaching in medical training: Establishing good online teaching practices from cumulative experience.Int J App Basic Med Res 2020;10:149-155


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Saiyad S, Virk A, Mahajan R, Singh T. Online teaching in medical training: Establishing good online teaching practices from cumulative experience. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];10:149-155
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