Veterinary students' usage and perception of video teaching resources

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Jones Michael A ; Foster Neil ; Roshier Amanda L (2011)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Journal: BMC Medical Education, volume 11, pages 1-1 (issn: 1472-6920, eissn: 1472-6920)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3025976, doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-1
  • Subject: Special aspects of education | Research Article | Education | Medicine(all) | LC8-6691

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>The purpose of our study was to use a student-centred approach to develop an online video learning resource (called 'Moo Tube') at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, UK and also to provide guidance for other academics in the School wishing to develop a similar resource in the future.</p> <p>Methods</p> <p>A focus group in the format of the nominal group technique was used to garner the opinions of 12 undergraduate students (3 from year-1, 4 from year-2 and 5 from year-3). Students generated lists of items in response to key questions, these responses were thematically analysed to generate key themes which were compared between the different year groups. The number of visits to 'Moo Tube' before and after an objective structured practical examination (OSPE) was also analysed to provide data on video usage.</p> <p>Results</p> <p>Students highlighted a number of strengths of video resources which can be grouped into four overarching themes: (1) teaching enhancement, (2) accessibility, (3) technical quality and (4) video content. Of these themes, students rated teaching enhancement and accessibility most highly. Video usage was seen to significantly increase (P < 0.05) prior to an examination and significantly decrease (P < 0.05) following the examination.</p> <p>Conclusions</p> <p>The students had a positive perception of video usage in higher education. Video usage increases prior to practical examinations. Image quality was a greater concern with year-3 students than with either year-1 or 2 students but all groups highlighted the following as important issues: i) good sound quality, ii) accessibility, including location of videos within electronic libraries, and iii) video content. Based on the findings from this study, guidelines are suggested for those developing undergraduate veterinary videos. We believe that many aspects of our list will have resonance in other areas of medicine education and higher education.</p>
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