The use of the online Inverted Classroom Model for digital teaching with gamification in medical studies

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  • Johanna Huber
  • Matthias Witti
  • Michaela Schunk
  • Martin R. Fischer
  • Daniel Tolks
Introduction: In 2014, a newly designed, case-based seminar was successfully implemented in the subjects of health systems, health economics and public health care (GGG). The seminar “The Lonely Pa-tient” is based on a real patient case and deals with the German health care system from the perspective of a patient. In order to create more space for discussion and exchange among students, the seminar was redesigned on the basis of the Inverted Classroom Method (ICM). Project description: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new, purely digital teaching formats had to be developed quickly in the sense of Emergency Remote Teaching. Therefore, the Inverted Classroom concept of the seminar was transformed into an online ICM. In order to promote active learning based on the ICAP model (Interactive, Constructive, Active, Passive), the online face-to-face part was designed as a synchronous interactive learner-centered course using the gamified audience response system Kahoot! Results: Evaluation results to date and feedback rounds with students indicate that the online ICM-version of the seminar leads to at least as good evaluation results as the previous face-to-face course. In particular, the students positively emphasize the use of Kahoot! as an activating digital medium. Discussion: Through the use of the ICM and the gamified audience response system Kahoot!, students could be activated in meaningful ways. The resulting discussions about the patient case and teaching content of the quiz questions in the synchronous online course could be implemented just as well as in the classroom-based course of previous semesters. Conclusion: The application of the online ICM, along with the consideration of the ICAP Model, has led to the successful implementation of a digital course within the context of the increased difficulty surrounding the emergency remote teaching. Additionally, students’ learning success has remained at a similar level as during traditional classroom-based courses of previous semesters.
Translated title of the contributionDerEinsatzdesonlineInverted-Classroom-ModellsfürdiedigitaleLehremitGamificationimMedizinstudium
Original languageEnglish
Article numberDoc3
JournalGMS Journal for Medical Education
Issue number1
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 28.01.2021

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    Research areas

  • Health sciences - online inverted classroom, icap model, Game-based learning, medical education, german health system