Hit it – Capture your thoughts and reflections, and a record for your CPD

Hit it – Capture your thoughts and reflections, and a record for your CPD

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A new tool being rolled out over three The Health Media websites will make it easier for readers to keep track of reading that helps them with professional development and more

“Each piece of content will have a time-to-read calculation so you can record how long you spent reading, listening or watching”

Introducing to our valued New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa subscribers, the new Capture button that allows you to “capture” your favourite content as a record of your reading, watching and listening.

Capture will also be a great aid for readers wanting to keep track of what they’re digesting online for continuing professional development purposes.

And you can record your thoughts and reflections on content as soon as you have read it, watched it or listened to it.

Download your Capture Record

Then, when you’re ready, download your Capture Record for easy verification of a keeping up-to-date activity towards your professional development goals and learning cycles.

Most of our content, whether it’s an article, podcast or video, will have the Capture function at the end, where you can write notes and then save them to your personal account for later use.

As well, each piece of content will have a time-to-read calculation so you can record how long you spent reading, listening or watching.

Hit it – and Capture your thoughts and reflections, and a record for your CPD
New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain says, "Capture has been evolving as we built it"

Idea blossomed

New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain says when the team first looked at introducing the Capture feature, the thinking was mostly to help our subscribers keep track of education articles and news stories they had read.

“Sometimes you read a great article, maybe about a new practice tool and think ‘I must remember to tell the practice manager about this’ or there’s an education article that will help with a patient you are seeing, or maybe it’s a Dr Lucy you want to read again.

“But as we were building the function we realised, with the changes coming from the college on how GPs will carry out CPD, Capture would be a useful way for readers to keep a track of content they find useful in their learning.

“So, Capture has been evolving as we built it. There may be more changes yet,” Ms Fountain says.

The tool is being rolled out on three websites published by The Health Media – nzdoctor.co.nz, pharmacytoday.co.nz and akohiringa.co.nz, the website of He Ako Hiringa, a clinical education platform developed as part of a joint venture to provide education to primary care clinicians on equitable access to medicines.

So, exactly how does it work?

Thanks for asking. Here are some answers to the questions you might have about Capture.

What is Capture?

Capture is an online tool for subscribers which enables you to keep a record of the articles you Read, videos you Watch, podcasts you Listen to and the reports you Delve into, or the total time you Explore an article on our website. The time spent is recorded and you can also “capture” your thoughts and reflections in a Capture Note which can be stored and edited in your Capture Record.

Why would I use Capture?

Capture is a good way of keeping track of your favourite articles or saving articles that may contribute towards your learning activities.

Where do I find the Capture function?

The Capture function sits at the end of most articles.

How do I use Capture?

It’s easy. When you see the Capture button at the end of an article, click on it. The name of the article, its author, date of publication and time to Read (or Watch, Listen, Delve or Explore) will be recorded in your Capture Record. You will be given the option of writing some notes – your Capture Notes, about the article.

If you leave the site to Watch a video or Listen to a podcast, you will need to click back to the article to record your thoughts on Capture.

What do these mean and what do they measure?

Read: This is the time taken to read the main article.

Listen: The time it takes to listen to a podcast embedded in the main article.

Watch: The time it takes to watch a video embedded in the main article.

Delve: The time it takes to read a PDF attached to the main article.

Explore: If the main article has more than one piece of content (podcast, video, report) attached to it, Capture records the total time for those activities.

Where is my Capture Record kept?

To find your Capture Record, the content you have captured, go to “My Account”, at the top right of the home page on nzdoctor.co.nz and there is also a link at the bottom of each article.

What if I have already Captured an article?

If you have already “Captured” an article, this will be indicated at the end of the article with the word Captured. You will be given the option of adding to or editing your Capture Note.

Can anyone else see my Capture Record?

As long as you log in to your own account, and don’t share login details, your record will remain private.

How can I use Capture for professional development?

Content you save may be interesting articles you can take to your peer group meetings. Or you might find articles on a specific area you need to cover as one of your activities that relates to your professional development goals.

How do I use my saved articles?

Articles will appear as a list which can then be downloaded as a spreadsheet (CSV file) so you have a record of your reading, watching and listening. This could be used for professional development purposes.

How are the Capture times calculated?

The time to Read an article is automatically calculated using an algorithm. The time to Listen to a podcast or Watch a video is the length of the recording. The time to Delve into a report is estimated manually based on the number of words in a report and an average reading speed of 300wpm. We don’t include appendices in the count and it’s possible some people will read faster or slower.

And what is Explore?

When there is more than one additional activity, ie, you Read an article, Watch and Delve, the total time for Watch and Delve is added to give an Explore time which shows at the top of the article. But the individual times will still who in your Capture record.

Some articles don’t have Capture times. Why is that?

Any articles published before 1 April will only have the Read time because the Listen, Watch and Delve times need to be added manually.

Why was Capture created?

The Health Media, owner of New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa saw this a resource we can offer to make it easier for GPs, practice nurses, nurse practitioners and other primary care professionals to reach their professional development goals. We created this resource as an independent educational provider.