Table 1

Data collected for each video clip and assessment criteria
Data collected:
- Title, duration of the video, number of days on YouTube,
- Total number of viewership.
- Name of creator (organization/group of people/person)
- Any links to the video.
- Number of comments of viewers and comments made
Assessment criteria:
Major criteria:
1. Contents about clinical examination are scientifically correct
2. Images are clear.
3. Creator and /or organization producing the video are mentioned.
4. Topic is clearly presented.
5. Sounds are clear and background is free from noise.
Minor criteria:
1. Covers topic identified.
2. Designed at the level of undergraduate medical/health sciences students.
3. Time to download is reasonable.
4. Information about the creator is up-to-date.
5. Educational objectives are stated.
6. The video uses simulated patients or patients to demonstrate the examination.

Educationally useful videos should fulfill all major criteria and at least three other items under the minor criteria. Two scores were allocated for each item in the major criteria, and one score was allocated to each item under the minor criteria. If an item was fulfilled, allocated score was given; if not, a zero was given. No half scores were used. If videos were placed on YouTube under 2 or more parts, each part was examined on its own and assessors treated them as one video as they apply the criteria. A useful video should score 13 or higher.

Azer et al.

Azer et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:126   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-126

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