The production and deployment of an on-line video learning bank in a skills training environment
Cannon, Gerald and Kelly, Mary J. and McGrath, Mary and Lyng, Colette and McMahon, Caron (2007) The production and deployment of an on-line video learning bank in a skills training environment. In: DIVERSE 2007 - Developing Innovative Video Resources for Students Everywhere, 27-29 June 2007, Lillehammer, Norway.
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Context and Background:
Nursing students are taught many skills to prepare them for their practical experience in the clinical environment.
To date these skills have been taught to students using a demonstration and practice technique. This teaching method has a number of disadvantages:
- it is highly resource intensive
- 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 was decided that video technology incorporating the deployment of a skills video bank over a web server, in conjunction with a shift in emphasis in the teaching contact sessions could provide a useful tool to aid the teaching process.
Aim of the paper
The aim of the paper is to disseminate our experiences of producing a large scale audiovisual learning package.
The Production Process
The first step involved the production of a video demonstrating a particular clinical skill, aseptic technique. This replaced the demonstration element of the skills session. Students viewed it online before the skills session and then spent the time allotted to this skill practising it under supervision. It was evaluated positively by students and the lecturer involved.
As a result, a bank of 17 more videos focussing on fundamental skills within one first year module was developed in-house. The main focus of this paper will be on the production processes involved in this and its introduction into teaching practice.
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