Evaluation of Various Designs of Online Assignments: Gender Wise Perception of Medical Students
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 9229-9234
AbstractIntroduction and Background: The Corona virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) outbreak has rapidly transitioned into a pandemic affecting every field of life. There is a drastic transition also in field of teaching many challenges are faced by students and faculty, also regarding assessments. The present study was done to evaluate the gender wise perception of various modes of online assignments. Methodology: This study was conducted online on 100 first year medical students at the Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt , New Delhi, India. A cross-sectional online survey was done using a pretested, self administered questionnaire. Results: Out of the sample group of 100 participants 98(53F,45M) responded. The most preferred mode of assessment was multiple choice questions. A significantly higher percentage of male students disliked seminar discussions and hand written assignments. Conclusion: A statistically significant dislike for seminars and handwritten assignments by male students could be attributed to their being from rural area and lesser accessibility. The present study conducted over a larger sample group would help medical educators in a better learning and teaching practice in the present scenario and for the future.
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