Using social media to increase accessibility to online teaching resources

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578809
Title:
Using social media to increase accessibility to online teaching resources
Authors:
O’Kelly, B; McHugh, S; McHugh, T; Fady, N; Boyle, E; Hill, ADK
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578809
Abstract:
The key learning points of Surgical Grand Rounds (SGR) are often not accessible at times of exam revision for students. We sought to use Twitter as an online teaching repository. A SGR Twitter profile was created. 23 SGR presentations were made accessible on Twitter over a 3 month period. 93 students were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing usage of the repository. 84 (90%) in total responded, of these, 25 (80.6%) felt that the online provision of SGR through twitter was “useful”. The majority (71%) felt that the online content was easily accessible. The novel use of social media is a useful adjunctive educational tool in accessing an online repository of SGR presentations.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMMES; SOCIAL MEDIA; STUDENTS, MEDICAL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Kelly, Ben
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Ten
dc.contributor.authorFady, Nen
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Een
dc.contributor.authorHill, ADKen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-28T09:21:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-28T09:21:15Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578809en
dc.description.abstractThe key learning points of Surgical Grand Rounds (SGR) are often not accessible at times of exam revision for students. We sought to use Twitter as an online teaching repository. A SGR Twitter profile was created. 23 SGR presentations were made accessible on Twitter over a 3 month period. 93 students were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing usage of the repository. 84 (90%) in total responded, of these, 25 (80.6%) felt that the online provision of SGR through twitter was “useful”. The majority (71%) felt that the online content was easily accessible. The novel use of social media is a useful adjunctive educational tool in accessing an online repository of SGR presentations.en
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMMESen
dc.subjectSOCIAL MEDIAen
dc.subjectSTUDENTS, MEDICALen
dc.titleUsing social media to increase accessibility to online teaching resourcesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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