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‘Blueprinting in assessment’ – an online learning experience


Y. R. Pawade ,

Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN
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Department of Biochemistry
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S. Mehta,

CU Shah Medical College, Surendranagar, Gujrat, IN
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Department of Microbiology, Coordinator MEU
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A. S. Mahajan,

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, IN
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Department of Physiology, Honorary Faculty of Department of Medical Education
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S. N. Patil,

VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, IN
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Department of Conservative Dentistry
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P. Barua,

Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat, Assam, IN
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Department of Microbiology
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C. Desai,

BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, IN
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Department of Pharmacology, Coordinator MEU
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A. N. Supe

Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra, IN
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Department of Medical Education
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Objective: Faculty-training on blueprinting is necessary to make medical teachers aware of threats to the attributes of assessment. The experiences and challenges of preparation and moderation of the online ML Web Session are discussed so as to facilitate the readers to conduct such activities.


Methods: GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, Mumbai, India chose “Blueprinting in Assessment” for Web Discussion in January 2018, as a part of the GSMC-FAIMER Fellowship Programme. 32 participants were involved in an asynchronous manner, using Listserv Online Discussion Forum, from 1st to 31st January 2018. A sequential flow of the activities was aligned with chronological sequence of pre-defined objectives. Reflections were taken at the end of the month.


Results: Comparison of Pre-test and Post-test analysis showed statistically significant improvement in percentage scores (p<0.05). The participants appreciated the ML Web Discussion Session activities in their reflections.


Conclusion: This ML Web Session achieved the learning objectives, increased the knowledge and led to a deeper understanding of blueprinting in assessment, through comprehensive, though asynchronous, peer-group discussion.
How to Cite: Pawade, Y.R., Mehta, S., Mahajan, A.S., Patil, S.N., Barua, P., Desai, C. and Supe, A.N., 2020. ‘Blueprinting in assessment’ – an online learning experience. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 13(2), pp.77–85. DOI:
Published on 30 Jan 2020.
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