Digitale Lehre 2020: Online-Unterricht erhält bessere Bewertung als Präsenzunterricht

Translated title of the contribution: Digital teaching 2020: Online teaching receives a better assessment than face-to-face teaching

Stefanie Gniesmer*, Swaantje Grisanti, Vinodh Kakkassery, Claudia Lommatzsch, Julia Lüke, Matthias Lüke, Maya Müller, Birte Neppert, Mahdy Ranjbar, Salvatore Grisanti, Armin Mohi

*Corresponding author for this work


Background: Due to the corona pandemic, face-to-face teaching was no longer permitted in the summer semester 2020 and online alternatives were quickly found. Objective: In our article, we illustrate the switch from face-to-face to online teaching in ophthalmology at the University of Lübeck and compare online teaching with face-to-face teaching. Methods: The central teaching evaluation takes place every semester with a standardized questionnaire. Based on the evaluation of these questions, a direct comparison of the attendance semester of the winter semester 2019/2020 with the online semester of the summer semester 2020 was carried out. Results: The structure (p = 0.003), the organization (p = 0.001), the resources made available (p = 0.034), the attendance of the lectures (p < 0.001) and further dates (p = 0.041), the increase in interest (p = 0.039) and learning (p = 0.001) were rated better in the online semester than in the face-to-face semester. Overall, the digital summer semester 2020 (p < 0.01) received a significantly better overall grade than the face-to-face semester in winter 2019/2020. Conclusion: The structure of our courses has also been proven online. The theoretical content could be excellently mediated; however, practical exercises are not possible online. For the learning of practical skills, face-to-face instruction is still necessary.

Translated title of the contributionDigital teaching 2020: Online teaching receives a better assessment than face-to-face teaching
Original languageGerman
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)538-544
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 05.2023

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 206-11 Ophthalmology
  • 109-02 General and Domain-Specific Teaching and Learning

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