Students’ Perspectives on Simplified Breakout Room Approach during Video Proctored Online Assessment in COVID 19 Lock down

Authors

  • Anil Kumar Reddy Y
  • Montosh Chakraborty
  • Vidya Desai Sripad
  • Sathianarayana
  • Joy A Ghoshal
  • Mukesh Tripathi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i4.18516

Keywords:

Assessment, Breakout room, COVID-19, Video Proctored.

Abstract

Background: The lockdown in COVID 19 pandemic mandated the normal academic schedule in virtual mode including
e-assessments. Since the summative assessments are a mix of both selected response approach and constructed response
approach, a new method of e assessment under video surveillance by break out room approach has been tried in this
study and the student’s response with regard to the different aspects of this technology will be evaluated.
Methods: The students were asked to appear for the exams under video surveillance by zoom video conference. The
instructions and the check lists were rolled out accordingly for both the students and teachers. The students appeared for
the examination under video surveillance such that one invigilator monitors 10 students along with a guardian secondary
invigilator present by their side. A questionnaire based survey regarding the conduct of examination was conducted
amongst the students. The data was analysed by descriptive statistics. P value < 0.05 is taken as statistically significant.
All statistical analysis was performed by using the statistical software package SPSS version 21.
Results: Analysis of student’s feedback revealed that 90% are agreed that proctored clarified their queries. Majority of the
students (96%) are happy with overall experience with break out room approach in video proctored online assessment.
Conclusion: The conduct of online assessment by break out room approach is a new methodology tried in this period of
pandemic lockdown and will be evaluated for its acceptance by the students so that it can facilitate the upgradation of
e-assessment methodologies.

Author Biographies

Anil Kumar Reddy Y

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Montosh Chakraborty

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Vidya Desai Sripad

Additional Professor, Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Sathianarayana

Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Joy A Ghoshal

Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Mukesh Tripathi

Professor, Department of Anesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

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Published

2022-10-10

How to Cite

Anil Kumar Reddy Y, Montosh Chakraborty, Vidya Desai Sripad, Sathianarayana, Joy A Ghoshal, & Mukesh Tripathi. (2022). Students’ Perspectives on Simplified Breakout Room Approach during Video Proctored Online Assessment in COVID 19 Lock down. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(4), 39–43. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i4.18516