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‘Learning from home’: role of e-learning methodologies and tools during novel coronavirus pandemic outbreak
  1. Velusami Deepika1,2,
  2. Krishnamurthy Soundariya1,2,
  3. Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan2,3,
  4. Ganapathy Kalaiselvan2,4
  1. 1 Department of Physiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  2. 2 Medical Education Unit, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  3. 3 Department of of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  4. 4 Department of Community Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Velusami Deepika, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Medical Education Unit, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Kallitherthalkuppam, Madagadipet, Pondicherry 605 107, India; deepy843{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Background During the crucial time of coronavirus pandemic, education is being remodelled: opening the doors of electronic learning (e-learning). The review emphasises on the various e-learning methods that can be used in the current scenario.

Methods The review was based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines on databases, namely, PubMed, Google Scholar and Cochrane. Out of 1524 identified articles, after the process of screening and based on the eligibility criteria, 45 full-text articles were reviewed.

Results Though there are many caveats on the path of successful implementation this is the right time that we step towards e-learning. The article discusses the methods and tools in e-learning that can modify the traditional ways of content delivery, record maintenance, assessment and feedback.

Conclusion During the period of ‘planet arrest’, when the whole world is locked down with the motive of social distancing, let us stay connected with e-learning.

  • Biotechnology & bioinformatics
  • World Wide Web technology
  • Education & training (see Medical Education & Training)
  • Medical education & training

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Footnotes

  • Contributors KK and GK planned and reviewed the study. KS and VD conducted the literature search. VD prepared the manuscript and submitted the study. VD, KS and KK act as guarantors for the overall content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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