Introduction of eLectures at the Medical University of Graz ? Results and Experiences from a Pilot Trial

Herwig Erich Rehatschek, Ariane Aigelsreiter, Peter Regitnig, Barbara Kirnbauer

Abstract


In autumn 2011 we developed a concept for a new service to be offered for our teachers in connection with virtual lessons: eLectures. eLectures in general are defined as recorded lectures. We offer two kinds of services: InfoSnippets and InfoCasts. InfoSnippets represent short videos visualizing practical skills to be learned by medical students such as measuring the blood pressure or how to make a surgical suture. InfoCasts are recordings of entire lectures including interactive elements. Basic InfoCasts consist of voice recording in combination with synchronized slides. Video is offered only in form of short sections where e.g. practical skills or experiments are shown. With begin of summer semester 2012 we started with four pilot projects of lessons which were fully virtualized. In this paper we present the concept for our eLectures, the selection process of the production software, the realization of the four pilot projects and the evaluation results of the students.

Keywords


eLearning; streaming lessons; virtual classroom; new learning applications; multimedia applications

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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