Using Online Videos and Live Virtual Chats to Deliver Medical Curriculum in a Private University Setting during COVID 19 Movement Control Order

A severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV 2), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), emerged in the Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan , China. From 18 March 2020 to 9 June 2020, the Movement Regulation Order was declared in Malaysia, with the intention of flattening the incidence curve of the COVID 19 pandemic. Educational institutions were also on lockout along with other organisations, with 100 percent of the content being taught online. Although it has been widely thought in the past that online lecture videos posted to online platforms can be ineffective or cause disruptions or obstruct the instructional time and self-directed learning of students, we demonstrate otherwise. In order to test these claims and investigate the effects of teaching using voice recorded videos on medical subjects on the learning outcomes and motivation of students to learn, our research was conducted. Quantitative approach was used in this research, and two questionnaires were administered, both before and after. General achievement of students The study population (N=140) from a population of university students interested in tertiary education was split into experimental (N=96) and control (N=44) classes. The results showed that the use of online lectures on the Learning Management System platform strengthened the reasoning skills of students in terms of: comprehension of topics, application of information, and ability to reason. Our research also found that students who studied pathology through the use of online images, supplemented through interactive Zoom sessions, developed greater motivation to learn medicine, compared to students who studied medicine in a conventional way, in terms of self-efficacy, interest and enjoyment, and importance to the future of the student. There were both visual-pictorial and auditory-verbal capacities in the images. The positive and strong association between cognitive skills and motivation to learn science among the experimental students can be explained by this and the fact that students were engaged in active learning.

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Dr. Prof. Srikumar Chakravarthi
MAHSA University, Selangor, Malaysia

Stella Lau Kah Wai
MAHSA University, Selangor, Malaysia.

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