Using Mentimeter to Capture the Efficacy of Bitesized Teaching in Small Animal Primary Care

Law, E. and Masterton, G. (2021) Using Mentimeter to Capture the Efficacy of Bitesized Teaching in Small Animal Primary Care. 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021. (Unpublished)

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Bitesized Teaching is a new and accessible method used during informal clinic-based teaching. It was introduced in human hospitals to incorporate learning opportunities into the working day for staff with limited time. Bitesized teaching requires no technology and lends itself to a variety of environments with basic facilities. Reports have shown this form of learning has been well received by learners and has a significant impact on knowledge recall than case-based teaching. It has been shown to improve knowledge, competence and confidence across a range of clinical topics. In 2020, we introduced Bitesized teaching to the Small Animal Primary Care rotation to give the final year veterinary students the opportunity to share their knowledge of a particular topic related to small animal medicine. Students each prepare a short (<10 minute) oral presentation summarising a clinical condition. Due to COVID-19, presentations are conducted via Zoom videoconferencing. Students also !  produce a handout that lists the key points of their presentation and is shared with their peers. A short Mentimeter questionnaire is used before and after each presentation by the rest of the group/tutor which provides the presenter with immediate and anonymous feedback on how effective their teaching was. Mentimeter has expanded functionality compared to other audience response systems which allows students to receive focused peer feedback and relevant response statistics. This informal style of teaching has achieved high levels of student interaction and generated stimulating clinical discussions amongst staff and students. Overall student feedback about Bitesized teaching has been positive. Students have gone on to use their Mentimeter data as evidence in their professional portfolios and the handouts are a reliable resource for use in exam revision and as new graduate vets. We have found that using Mentimeter also cuts down on administrative demands for staff on the rotation.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Masterton, Miss Gemma and Law, Mrs Emilie
Authors: Law, E., and Masterton, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
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