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Twelve tips for using synchronous virtual classroom technologies in medical education

Luke, Karl 2021. Twelve tips for using synchronous virtual classroom technologies in medical education. MedEdPublish 10 (1) , 66. 10.15694/mep.2021.000066.1

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented transformations in medical education, with a shift from face-to-face learning activities to digital education. Virtual classroom technologies have played a pivotal role in supporting synchronous teaching activities; however, it can be extremely challenging for many educators to use virtual classrooms tools effectively. This article presents twelve tips based on best practices in educational design, learning theories, current research in online learning, and the authors’ personal experiences of designing online activities within medical education. The twelve tips aim to help medical educators use virtual classroom solutions more effectively to promote learner engagement and learning.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Additional Information: This has been published under Creative Commons "CC BY 4.0" (
ISSN: 2312-7996
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 11 March 2021
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 19:39

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