Maximizing the utility of online assessment tools in the pandemic era- A narrative review

Swathi Gurajala


The COVID-19 pandemic has made a significant impact on the education system. Due to the pandemic, the students are not able to attend the courses physically, so most of the universities have now resorted to online teaching. It is extremely challenging for the faculty to teach via the online mode as they are used to the traditional way of face to face instructional model. Assessment of students is a challenge in the medical field where the students especially are assessed based on case studies and clinical examination. Regular assessment methods may not be possible in an online environment, still, they can be made rigorous by considering and incorporating a few points as narrated in this review.

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