Online Peer Teaching in Medical School during a Pandemic Period: A Reflection

Lehashenee Thirukumar, Lim Siew, Law Hui, Narendra Pamidi, Amudha Kadirvelu

Abstract

Peer-teaching has been rapidly adopted throughout higher education institutions, including medical schools, to provide students with a diverse learning environment and to enhance academic development. Peer assisted study session (PASS) is a peer-teaching program implemented in Monash University Malaysia and was conducted virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perspectives from the viewpoint of peer tutors during the pandemic period are presented in this paper. Throughout the year, peer tutors were confronted with the unique challenges of teaching virtually. Various factors which contribute to changes in the dynamics of group-based discussions in online classes are discussed. On online platforms, students are graced with more privacy and freedom, a double-edged sword that can translate into reduced student engagement. Nonetheless, the practical skills acquired by adapting to the abrupt switch from on-campus to online peer-teaching can be employed in our future practice as health professionals.

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in Harvard Style

Thirukumar L., Siew L., Hui L., Pamidi N. and Kadirvelu A. (2021). Online Peer Teaching in Medical School during a Pandemic Period: A Reflection. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 491-496. DOI: 10.5220/0010473604910496


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Lehashenee Thirukumar and Lim Siew and Law Hui and Narendra Pamidi and Amudha Kadirvelu},
title={Online Peer Teaching in Medical School during a Pandemic Period: A Reflection},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={491-496},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010473604910496},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Online Peer Teaching in Medical School during a Pandemic Period: A Reflection
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Thirukumar L.
AU - Siew L.
AU - Hui L.
AU - Pamidi N.
AU - Kadirvelu A.
PY - 2021
SP - 491
EP - 496
DO - 10.5220/0010473604910496