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Table 3 Action steps to sustain upsides in face to face / distance learning in post COVID-19 era

From: Model for utilizing distance learning post COVID-19 using (PACT)™ a cross sectional qualitative study

Action Steps when using face to face learning Action steps when using distance learning
1-Annual study of percentage of face to face to distant learning in the course report
2-Continuous faculty development (communication skills, presentation skills, mentorship, teaching strategies, student engagement)
3-Strategy for promotion that includes star points on FD courses
4-Continuous appraisal using peer evaluation and CQI
5-Include an evaluation question related to the quality of the relationship with faculty fostered by distance learning and a question about the quality of the student teacher relationship
6-Satisfaction survey annually for students of special needs
7-Increase interactivity of classrooms through (Monitoring of teaching strategy through periodic surveys)
8-Add a survey quarterly for students testing; satisfaction with educational equity
9-Ensure that curricula contain collaborative assignments
10-Peer feedback on group work before delivery of output
11-Teacher of the year nomination
12-Increase social activities (1 annual trip and 2 annual fun days)
13-Continuous monitoring of group activities in classrooms (number, quality efficiency)
14-Increase Clinical skills session performed in F2F to more than 50% of the f2f encounters
15-Encourage f2f communication skills sessions to be a part of the core course requirements
16-Annual analysis of OSCE station results
17-Annual revision of the course report section on teaching methods and issuing a report on the degree of creativity in utilizing existing tools
18-Annual feedback forms containing a question for student about the quality of the tools used in the classrooms
1-Add a survey question to test the acceptability of software used annually
2-Committee responsible for testing and benchmarking applications used for DL and making decisions on what to use
3-Assess hospital incident reports annually and issue a report
4-Activate university auditing systems to ensure proper use of the given tools (quality assurance unit audit)
5-Perform a grade variant analysis annually for student exams and map them topic scores to the teaching method used
6-Set guidelines for attending virtual classrooms and synchronous distance teaching to allow for better utilization of time saved on commuting
Faculty development program (technical)
7-Survey of available special needs facilities in the university
8-Monitor analytics quarterly for: attendance rate, assignment submission, mean scores in formative exams
9-Continuous maintenance and improvement of LMS,
10-Back up learning resources