Does Video Enhance Student Learning Experience?
|Sonia Poonam Mall*, Simon Dulku, Avinash Manna, Misha Darrad, Fiona Dean|
|University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK|
|Corresponding Author :||Sonia Poonam Mall
BM, BSc, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire
Clifford Bridge Rd, Coventry, CV2 2DX
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received December 17, 2011; Accepted June 28, 2012; Published July 03, 2012|
|Citation: Mall SP, Dulku S, Manna A, Darrad M, Dean F (2012) Does Video Enhance Student Learning Experience? J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 3:231. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000231|
|Copyright: © 2012 Mall SP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Background: The use of video in medical education is increasing but to date no one has investigated student opinion on teaching direct ophthalmoscopy using video. Aims: To assess two methods of teaching direct ophthalmoscopy (1) a practical demonstration of the technique and (2) an educational video.
Methods: 35 final year medical students were given a practical demonstration of direct ophthalmoscopy followed by a questionnaire on their opinions. At another session 24 students were shown a video followed by the same practical demonstration. This group was taught using both methods so that they would not be disadvantaged. The students were then asked to complete a questionnaire on their learning experience.
Results: Students preferred the practical demonstration over the video in a number of areas. Students felt that their understanding of ophthalmoscopy was better after the practical session (p=0.024), that they were more likely to recommend the session to another student (p=0.0048), and it was more helpful in improving their technique (p<0.0001). They were also more likely to attend the practical teaching session again (p=0.037). No significant differences were found with respect to content, delivery, fulfilling expectations and achieving learning objectives.
Conclusion: Our current practice of direct ophthalmoscopy teaching is highly regarded. Students felt the video may have a role as an adjunct to learning or a tool for revision