From In-person to Online Learning

Reflections from the Master of Education in Health Professions Education Program offered through Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic are shared in the recently published “Health professions education cohort programs: A case study of pivoting from in-person to online learning in cohort-based programs.”

The article, co-authored by Alexander Hoffman, Pharm.D., M.Ed., associate professor of Pharmacy Practice, and published in June in New Directions for Adults and Continuing Education, shows how the cohort was “able to adapt to and thrive within a global experience of uncertainty and change” triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the article, Dr. Hoffman, as a student in the program, reflected that the uncertainty and change “amplified stress levels within the educational milieu and conversations about resilience, safety, burnout and compassion became a normal part of educational time…

“The combination of…stressors, mutual support, and shared meaning-making had the effect of drawing the cohort closer together.”

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