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Supplementation: An Improved Approach to Question Based Collaborative Learning [Letter]

Authors Javed-Akhtar MH, Ahmed H, Ali A

Received 6 January 2021

Accepted for publication 15 January 2021

Published 22 January 2021 Volume 2021:12 Pages 95—96


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Balakrishnan Kichu Nair

Mohammed Haris Javed-Akhtar, Hasan Ahmed, Adil Ali

Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, School of Medicine, London, UK

Correspondence: Hasan Ahmed
Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2BU, UK
Tel +44 7471689819

We read with interest the article by Wynn-Lawrence et al1 which explored the use of Question Based Collaborative Learning (QBCL) to increase awareness of and engagement with the digital curriculum map (Sofia) created for Imperial College School of Medicine. As medical students at Imperial College, we have years of experience using Sofia, and we recognise the important role that active recall plays in effective revision strategies.2 Many medical students utilise online question banks and flashcards to good effect,3 and we appreciate how the authors have incorporated similar techniques and strategies within the QBCL.  However, we feel that the QBCL is not being utilised to its full potential and does not fully meet the needs of medical students. We would like to put forward recommendations to allow QBCL to be a more effective study tool, fostering an even stronger engagement with digital curriculum mapping.
View the original paper by Wynn-Lawrence and colleagues

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