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The aim of this study was to explore student perceptions of instructor-produced videos to enhance knowledge, self-efficacy, and clinical skill with administering visual screening procedures. The video library, hosted by Vimeo™, consisted of 26 videos, with an average video duration less than 90 seconds. The videos were made available to occupational therapy students as supplemental material. Three focus groups consisting of 23 participants captured students’ perceived value of instructor-produced videos to enrich their learning. Three categories emerged from the data analysis including clinical application, learning preferences, and elements of video production. Students commented on how the videos positively influenced their ability to perform visual screening procedures, confidence with screening procedure administration and reasoning skills when evaluating client performance during visual screens. Students expressed how the videos appealed to their learning style (visual/kinesthetic). Also, they reported how the videos allowed them control over the pace of information delivery, the frequency of content delivery, and the environment in which they viewed the content. Students discussed elements of video production that enhanced their learning including actor characteristics and video use pragmatics.
Holly Grieves, OTD, OTRL is a Faculty Clinical Specialist and Assistant Fieldwork Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University.
Noralyn D. Pickens, PhD, OT is a Professor and Associate Director in the School of Occupational Therapy – Dallas Center at Texas Woman's University.
Tracy Young, MHS, OTRL is a Faculty Clinical Specialist in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University.
Theresa M. Smith, PhD, OTR, CLVT is an Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy – Houston Center at Texas Woman's University.
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Grieves, H., Pickens, N. D., Young, T., & Smith, T. M. (2019). The Effect of Instructor-Produced Videos as Supplemental Material for Training Visual Screening Procedures in Occupational Therapy Education. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3 (4). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2019.030402
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