Purpose. Online education was an inevitable approach during the COVID-19 lockdown period. We aimed to determine the effect of online learning on assessment results in courses containing practical learning objectives delivered during the pandemic. Method. A retrospective analysis was performed on the assessment scores in courses conducted during the lockdown and on-campus years. Accumulative and objective structured practical examination scores were used as outcome measures for academic performance. Courses were categorized into pure practical, theory + practical, and pure theory. Results. This study showed that online education increased student scores as evidenced by a higher P-value in theoretical (
Sannan, Naif; Althubaiti, Alaa; Khawaji, Bader; and Alhassan, Abdulaziz
"The effect of online learning on students’ practical assessment results during the COVID-19 lockdown period,"
Health Professions Education: Vol. 9:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://hpe.researchcommons.org/journal/vol9/iss1/7