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Kennedy KM, Stewart B, Avalos G.
2014
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International Journal Of Clinical Skills
YouTube as a source of instructional videos for teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students
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Foreword by The Executive & Editorial Board: The application of YouTube® to undergraduate medical education has not been explored in the literature. Academics and researchers at the Clinical Science Institute, National University of Ireland, present a very interesting paper discussing the popularity and quality of videos relating to clinical examination of the cardiovascular system that are available to medical students through the YouTube website. Discover whether YouTube is a useful educational tool and whether website users are able to discriminate between videos of low and high educational value. Abstract: The application of YouTube to undergraduate medical education has not been explored in the literature. We describe the popularity and quality of videos relating to clinical examination of the cardiovascular system that are available to medical students through the online video-repository. Videos were independently graded by two expert assessors. The popularity of each video was then estimated. The average score for the accuracy of the cardiovascular examination in all videos was found to be only 43%. There was only moderate correlation between video popularity and assessors’ scores. There was a moderate correlation between the assessors’ scores and viewers’ positive rankings, but no correlation with negative rankings. The absence of strong correlation between video popularity and the assessors’ findings suggests that users of the website are not always able to discriminate between videos of low and high educational value. However, if high quality videos are identified to students, YouTube could be a useful educational tool.
http://www.ijocs.org/issues/vol8iss1abs.aspx#1
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