Twelve tips for online synchronous small group learning in medical education

Sneddon, S. , Stapleton, G. and Huser, C. (2021) Twelve tips for online synchronous small group learning in medical education. MedEdPublish, 10(1), 76. (doi: 10.15694/mep.2021.000076.1)

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Undergraduate medical education relies on a variety of small group learning formats to deliver the curriculum, support collaborative learning, encourage critical thinking, as well as the development of a number of professional, clinical and generic attributes. However, the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic of 2020 reminded us that unanticipated circumstances may necessitate a rapid and abrupt switch to delivering medical education through alternative means, while still upholding teaching standards and meeting learning and graduate outcomes. For many medical schools, the pandemic resulted in small group teaching being moved to an online format. The experience of students and facilitators moving small group learning tutorials to online synchronous delivery forms the basis for a set of recommendations when considering the delivery of small group teaching remotely.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Curriculum planning, educational strategies, teaching and learning, undergraduate, small group learning, online distance learning, synchronous blended learning, COVID-19.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stapleton, Dr Genevieve and Sneddon, Dr Sharon and Huser, Dr Camille
Authors: Sneddon, S., Stapleton, G., and Huser, C.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:MedEdPublish
Publisher:Association for Medical Education in Europe
ISSN (Online):2312-7996
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in MedEdPublish 10(1): 76
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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