Flexibility of virtual team-based learning in medical education

Jun, Xin L. and Ahmad Hathim A.A., and Jing, Yi N. and Noor Akmal Shareela, (2022) Flexibility of virtual team-based learning in medical education. AJTLHE: ASEAN Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 14 (2). pp. 20-33. ISSN 1985-5826


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Team-based Learning (TBL) is a global educational strategy designed to inculcate self-directed and active learning. There is a new breed of students who are exposed to restricted and compromised teaching and learning methods via online platforms amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, this innovation aims to explore the application of active learning among undergraduate medical students through virtual TBL. In this pilot study, the concept of genomics technology is introduced virtually through online platforms, Microsoft TeamsTM and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Learning Management System (UKMFolioTM), while maintaining the principles of TBL. Emphasis is placed on applying the fundamental knowledge learnt during the preparation phase through team discussions and subsequent pitching presentation. Our study revealed no significant difference (p = 0.404) in the mean score between students who participated in conventional face-to-face TBL sessions and virtual TBL. This suggests that active and self-directed learning can be integrated through virtual means with reproducible excellent results similar to conventional face-to-face TBL. Nonetheless, issues related to Internet stability and insufficient content experts must be addressed for an effective virtual teaching and learning.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Education; Learning management system; Team-based learning; Virtual learning
Journal:Asian Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
ID Code:21335
Deposited By: Siti Zarenah Jasin
Deposited On:09 Mar 2023 07:17
Last Modified:13 Mar 2023 05:31

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