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Assessing the Effects of Course Revisions due to COVID‐19

Authors
  • Husmann, Polly1
  • Dunham, Stacey1
  • 1 Indiana University
Type
Published Article
Journal
The FASEB Journal
Publisher
Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology
Publication Date
May 14, 2021
Volume
35
Issue
Suppl 1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2021.35.S1.04220
PMCID: PMC8239790
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy Education: Assessment, Curriculum & Mentoring
License
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Abstract

In the Fall of 2020, substantial revisions were required for A215: Basic Human Anatomy due to the COVID‐19 pandemic.All lecture materials were pre‐recorded and delivered entirely online.While labs were still held in person, the time for the labs was cut in half to decrease the number of students in the room at one time and more structured activities were developed and implemented to limit student movement around the room.The present study is focused on investigating the outcomes in A215 during the Fall 2020 semester compared to the Fall 2019 semester.This research was approached via retrospective analysis of exam, quiz, lab assignment, and online analytics data.Analyses show that there were not significant differences in the lecture exam scores, however lab exam scores did trend lower in 2020 than they had been in 2019.Lecture quizzes were also comparable with the previous fall scores.However, online analytics data did not support the idea that students were making up for the lost lab time by spending additional time outside of class with the available materials.These analyses provide invaluable data to help improve this course, and potentially others, moving forward.

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