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The production and deployment of an on-line video learning bank in a skills training environment

Cannon, Gerald and Kelly, Mary and Lyng, Colette and McGrath, Mary (2009) The production and deployment of an on-line video learning bank in a skills training environment. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1 (1). 3.1-3.11.

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This paper describes the introduction of videos as aids in clinical skills teaching. Although the process explored focuses on a nursing clinical skills environment it is relevant to many other disciplines. With the introduction of the pre-registration degree in nursing in Ireland in 2002, the formerly hospital-based schools of nursing amalgamated into larger programmes with their affiliated higher education institutes (HEIs). The result was a considerable increase in class sizes. The current average annual cohort in the School of Nursing, Dublin City University (DCU) is 240 students. This has resulted in a need to review the way we teach clinical skills on campus. These skills form a large part of the programme and are taught to students in the school-based simulated nursing environment to prepare them for their practical experience in the clinical environment. Until 2006 the skills had been taught to groups of 25-30 students using a demonstration and practice technique. This teaching method has posed a number of problems: •Learning experiences vary depending on the mix of demonstration and practice in each session. •It can be difficult for students to absorb all of the information presented in a single demonstration. •It is highly resource intensive. It was decided that video technology incorporating a large scale deployment of skills videos over a video web server, in conjunction with a shift in emphasis in the teaching contact sessions could offer a useful tool to aid the teaching process. This paper will discuss the production process, the implementation of the project in the teaching environment and the evaluation findings.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Additional Information:View edited clips from the videos here: and a short video of students views here:
Uncontrolled Keywords:video; clinical skills; practical skills; streaming video; mixed mode delivery; blended learning;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Medical Sciences > Nursing
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Publisher:All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:LIU, DCU
ID Code:14985
Deposited On:10 Nov 2009 15:27 by Gerald Cannon. Last Modified 10 Nov 2009 15:27

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