Experience of online lecture delivery in a Nigerian university

Innovation in teaching delivery or learning technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.34

Keywords:

Nigeria, Online Lecture, Pharmacy Students, COVID-19

Abstract

As COVID-19 continues to affect the global community, the ways in which stakeholders in pharmacy training respond to the ‘new normal’ will have long-lasting impact on the outcome of future pharmacists and the profession. This paper presents a report on the first-time experiment of using online lectures for some sets of students in a Nigerian pharmacy faculty. Challenges experienced during the lecture, as well as the suggestions and comments from students and faculties are included. It is evident that all stakeholders need to be carried along in designing the best way forward in pharmacy training in the present challenging times. It is concluded that online learning can offer an important alternative in resource limited settings, when all stakeholders are actively involved in its design.

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Published

06/09/2020

Issue

Section

COVID-19 Case Study