Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences








Vol. 11 Issue 2 April - June / 2013
Published on website | Date : 2016-03-31 10:40:04

EDITORIAL :TIPS FOR USING YOUTUBE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

Akram A Jaffar


Abstract

The role of online social networks in our everyday life has become crucial and undeniable. YouTube is a mainstay in online social networks. Created in 2005, YouTube is the third most visited Web site on the internet. Its educational value has been exemplified by the establishment of YouTube Education. Given the relative easiness of producing and uploading videos on YouTube and its free content, it has become a pool of a huge quantity of educational videos in different specialties uploaded by students and teachers. This paper aims to provide hints on effective usage of YouTube in medical education by evaluating an already existing video in order to recommend it to your students and by highlighting how to create and optimize your educational videos.


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