Adjusting curricula for the modern age: Can face-to-face live polling be transferred effectively to an online learning environment in physiology education?

Charlotte Phelps*, Zane Stromberga, Christian Moro

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Abstract

With the worldwide educational environment changing due to current events, it is important to determine which learning activities might be transferrable between online and face-to-face teaching. This has challenged tertiary educators to find techniques that can promote equal engagement during multi-modal sessions, regardless of whether the students are online or physically present in the class. One such method, formative assessment using live polling, may be a suitable option where this can occur. This study investigated health science and medical student perceptions of using the live polling platform, Kahoot!, as a physiology assessment tool in either a face-to-face class, or when the class was delivered online. A total of 174 participants studying health science and medicine utilised Kahoot! in either face-to-face or online during live sessions, and their experiences and perceptions were recorded. Overall, students enjoyed the live polling platform, with no significant differences between those studying face-to-face (n = 72) or online (n = 102). Several themes emerged from qualitative analysis of written responses, such as live polling being enjoyable, engaging, and a good revision and learning tool. This study presents live polling as a suitable method of instruction that is not impacted by the mode of delivery in a health science and medical course. For educators using multi-modal delivery or presenting classes that may be delivered both online and face-to-face, live polling is an ideal instrument to provide a consistent and engaging experience to both cohorts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages15
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2020
EventThe Australian Physiological Society 2020 Virtual Education Forum - Online, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 202025 Nov 2020
https://aps49.wildapricot.org/event-3911781

Conference

ConferenceThe Australian Physiological Society 2020 Virtual Education Forum
Abbreviated titleAuPS
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period25/11/2025/11/20
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