The development and evaluation of mini-GEMs: a short, focused, online e-learning videos in geriatric medicine

Garside, Mark J. and Fisher, James M. and Blundell, Adrian G. and Gordon, Adam L. (2016) The development and evaluation of mini-GEMs: a short, focused, online e-learning videos in geriatric medicine. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education . pp. 1-12. ISSN 1545-3847

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Abstract

Mini Geriatric E-Learning Modules (Mini-GEMs) are short, focused, e-learning videos on geriatric medicine topics, hosted on YouTube, which are targeted at junior doctors working with older people. This study aimed to explore how these resources are accessed and used. The authors analyzed the viewing data from 22 videos published over the first 18 months of the Mini-GEM project. We conducted a focus group of U.K. junior doctors considering their experiences with Mini-GEMS. The Mini-GEMs were viewed 10,291 times over 18 months, equating to 38,435 minutes of total viewing time. The average viewing time for each video was 3.85 minutes. Learners valued the brevity and focused nature of the Mini-GEMs and reported that they watched them in a variety of settings to supplement clinical experiences and consolidate learning. Watching the videos led to an increase in self-reported confidence in managing older patients. Mini-GEMs can effectively disseminate clinical teaching material to a wide audience. The videos are valued by junior doctors due to their accessibility and ease of use.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education on 06/04/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02701960.2016.1165217.
Keywords: Medical education, technology, e-learning
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine
Identification Number: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1165217
Depositing User: Gordon, Adam
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 15:57
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 15:05
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39404

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