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Virtual learning solutions in COVID-19 era: University Italian Ophthalmology department perspective.
Gallenga, Carla Enrica; Agnifili, Luca; D'Aloisio, Rossella; Brescia, Lorenza; Toto, Lisa; Perri, Paolo.
  • Gallenga CE; Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
  • Agnifili L; Ophthalmology Clinic, Department of Medicine and Aging Science, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • D'Aloisio R; Ophthalmology Clinic, Department of Medicine and Aging Science, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • Brescia L; Ophthalmology Clinic, Department of Medicine and Aging Science, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • Toto L; Ophthalmology Clinic, Department of Medicine and Aging Science, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • Perri P; Department of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Section of Ophthalmology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
Eur J Ophthalmol ; : 11206721211015576, 2021 May 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1225747
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Health care facility
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LOCATION_OF
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Knowledge acquisition
2. Health care facility LOCATION_OF Educational process of instructing
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Health care facility
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LOCATION_OF
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Educational process of instructing
3. Health care facility LOCATION_OF Knowledge acquisition
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Health care facility
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LOCATION_OF
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Knowledge acquisition
4. Health care facility LOCATION_OF Educational process of instructing
Subject
Health care facility
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LOCATION_OF
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Educational process of instructing
ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION:

Few months after the COVID-19 pandemic burst, many aspects of the human life, including education, dramatically changed. Because of the lockdown measures taken to limit the virus spread in Italy, in-person teaching and learning have been interrupted in all health care disciplines and readapted in virtual formulae.

METHODS:

As academic ophthalmology departments, we had to maintain the educational needs of medical and orthoptic students, internships, surgical training of residents, as well as to cover the scientific update of health care personnel (HCPs), and the continuation of research and academic activities. To assure these needs we ideated an educational strategy and a team, which was then translated on a multichannel virtual platform created with Microsoft Teams.

RESULTS:

In this platform there were 21 channels organized in a public view mode, open to all Team members, or in private view mode to separate non-permanent HCPs, internships, residents, and students' tasks, from permanent HCPs tasks. Virtual channels were dedicated to provide theoretical lessons, clinical cases, surgical video, internal meetings and webinar, to offer news from scientific societies, requests of appointments from biomedical companies, links with ophthalmological websites, to move forward research projects, to participate at institutional academic duties, and to obtain feedbacks from users. Residents continued their training on surgery using a surgical simulator, after consulting an agenda uploaded into the dedicated virtual channel.

CONCLUSION:

These positive initial results should represent a boost to rapidly proceed with the development of even more versatile virtual learning solutions, given that the forecasts for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic are not encouraging.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Eur J Ophthalmol Journal subject: Ophthalmology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 11206721211015576

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Eur J Ophthalmol Journal subject: Ophthalmology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 11206721211015576