Volume 10, Number 4

Use of Socrative as a Teaching Tool in Anatomy during the Covid-19 Pandemic


Lennox Francis, University of the West Indies, Jamaica


On March 13th, 2020, in the middle of Semester 2, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona announced the suspension of classes for one month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Within days most of the first- and second-year medical students were back in their homes around the Caribbean. Resumption of online teaching was scheduled for April 14th, 2020. This lecturer had been using a free online student response system (SRS) called Socrative to set quizzes for his small Lab tutorial group since 2016 and decided to upgrade to Socrative Pro which had multiple classrooms to set teaching quizzes for first- and second-year medical students. At the end of the semester (2020.S2) a survey was done of 86 second-year medical students. The overwhelmingly positive response of these students to these quizzes led to improvements and continuation of these quizzes.


COVID-19 pandemic, suspension of classes, Socrative Pro, Survey.