Camera footage from learning space

LearningSpace

LearningSpace is a comprehensive audio-visual and centre management system for healthcare education that has been installed in the Clinical Skills Centre at Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital. LearningSpace provides everything required to run an active simulation centre in one learning system for our undergraduate medical students.

Each of the twenty-four bed spaces in the Clinical Skills Centre in Sam Fox House has two cameras and one microphone, allowing staff to record teaching and simulation sessions.

LearningSpace is web-based, allowing students and staff to access the recording from any device with internet access. Comments, bookmarks and debriefing notes can be added to the audio-visual notes either during the recording or at a later date to aid student learning. The system can be used to facilitate debriefing during a simulation event or can be accessed by students individually after a session. It is a useful tool to enable feedback and reflection.

We are currently using the system to facilitate student reflection following sessions with our Patients as Educators program, in particular history taking and physical examination. LearningSpace has also been employed in research projects investigating communication skills, feedback provision and simulated ward rounds.

For further information on the use of LearningSpace in Sam Fox House, please contact Ash Self
0114 222 5347 a.self@sheffield.ac.uk