Local and global dimensions of a clinical skills e-book development project

Laura Smith (Lead / Corresponding author), Rebecca O'Rourke, Memory Van Beek, Suzanne Bickerdike, Rania Alkhadragy

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This qualitative study develops an account of how, when, where and why Leeds the undergraduate medical students engage with an online curriculum mapped clinical skills intended to provide a quality assured resource for placement supervisors to support teaching and assessment. The research population was medical undergraduates entering Year 4 <n: 250>. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis of a short survey of closed and open questions was compared with usage analytics and documentary analysis of the development brief. Preliminary analysis shows 96% of students who completed the questionnaire used the eBook. Students use all features but to varying extents. The eBook is not used as intended to prepare for and support placement learning and assessment but predominantly used for assessment and exam preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number138995
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 EC-TEL Practitioner: 13th European Conference On Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2018 - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 20186 Sept 2018


  • Clinical placement
  • Clinical skills
  • E-book
  • Learner engagement
  • Qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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