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Pocketsnips: Ubiquitous as YouTube but with Cutting Edge Quality – Creating Useful Videos for Teaching Medical Procedures PROCEEDINGS

, NOSM, Canada ; , Cambrian College, Canada ; , NOSM, Canada ; , Laurentian University School of Nursing, Canada

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Teaching videos tend to be dry, didactic and detailed. Much costly time is wasted capturing 'talking heads' and describing material which is just as easily understood from a textbook. By concentrating on the essential kinetic elements of procedures, and combining these with sophisticated digital video, compression and streaming techniques, we have optimized our production and publication methods for a wide variety of users and situations. Broad collaboration has enhanced the breadth and depth of content available, while controlling costs and ensuring quality, safety and standardization. By condensing the dynamic elements of clinical skills and procedures into very short video clips for teaching and refresher purposes, we make these accessible at the point-of-care: "just-in-time" reminders and updates.

Citation

Topps, D., Helmer, J., Witham, R. & Carter, L. (2007). Pocketsnips: Ubiquitous as YouTube but with Cutting Edge Quality – Creating Useful Videos for Teaching Medical Procedures. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (p. 171). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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