Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 2

How COVID-19 Pandemic Influenced Non-formal Education Digital Transformation – SLAOTI Experience

Pia Stefano1, Juan Carlos Ocampo2*, Ricardo Mosquera3, Ricardo Trevisan4, Alfonso Meza5 and Jamil Soni6

1Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile
2Complejo Asistencial Doctor Sótero del Rio, Santiago, Chile
3Hospital de Especialidades Pediátricas, Caja del Seguro Social, Ciudad de Panamá, República de Panamá
4Centro Médico de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
5Hospital Star Medica Infantil Privado, Ciudad de México, México; Hospital Español de México, Ciudad de México, México
6Pontificia Universidad Católica del Paraná, Curitiba, Brasil. Universidad Federal del Paraná, Curitiba, Brasil

*Corresponding Author: Juan Carlos Ocampo, Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Complejo Asistencial Doctor Sótero del Río, Santiago, Chile.

Received: December 31, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021



Background: Recent COVID-19 pandemic has generated outstanding changes in medical education. Processes carried out by different educational entities, in order to adapt current times, are important to be reported since they allow to improve teaching methods and thus professional quality in Pediatric Orthopaedic field. The main objective of this article was to report our experience in adaptation of non-formal education through digital transformation. 

Methods: Webinars were broadcasted and uploaded to SLAOTI official website and its YouTube channel. Through YouTube Analytics tool, metrics were extracted regarding: webinars length, views, electronic display device and spread of access link; channel attendees and subscribers; digital and geographical visit origin and viewers age and gender since the channel creation on April 15th to June 17th 2020.

Results: We evaluated 23 webinars. The average webinars length was 28 min with a Q&A section of 58 min. Mobile phone was the most used display device and WhatsApp was the main social network used for access link spread. The channel had a total of 8651 entries and 639 subscribers. From a total of 6119 viewers over 80% were under 44 years and 85,8% were male. Geographical visit origin showed that Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina were the countries with more visits and that an external link were the most used digital origin to access webinars. 

Conclusions: Collaborative streaming platforms and social networks are useful in keeping non-formal educational exchange and in maintaining community communication and collaboration in pandemic times. In addition, some of them, provides data that allows to continuously improve educational processes.

Keywords: Slaoti; Webinar; Pediatric Orthopaedic; Covid-19; Medical Education; Digital Transformation; Pandemic



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Citation: Juan Carlos Ocampo. “How COVID-19 Pandemic Influenced Non-formal Education Digital Transformation – SLAOTI Experience". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.2 (2021): 51-57.


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