Staying calm and teaching biochemistry to postgraduates in COVID-19 times: Pros and cons


SEPİCİ DİNÇEL A.

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION, vol.49, no.3, pp.323-325, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/bmb.21518
  • Title of Journal : BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-325
  • Keywords: biochemistry, COVID-19, distance learning, postgraduate education

Abstract

While we have been looking for alternative educational materials for our undergraduate students, we found ourself in Covid-19 pandemic and had to think postgraduate education. On the first day of restrictions, our major problem was to learn and find the best communication tool. The first experiences for online meetings were boring, we were not feeling our emotions but as days past we got used to it. We all understand the importance of having alternatives and have to be ready for second choices. During those challenging days, all had more time to work on our completed data, time to write, complete the proofreading of written materials. Other vital scientific activities for career development and profile building such as reading (every meeting with new articles/reviews), publishing and preparing oral presentation were fully completed during the online meetings as a part of lab meeting activities. They learned to improve communication skills, be active participants, and fight.