The Impact of a Course-Content Creation Tool (Educreations™) on Student Learning in a Physiology Course

Kashif Ahmad, Glori Hinck

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Abstract

As the iPad has grown in popularity, there has been a corresponding surge of educational technology software developed to support its educational use in K-12 as well as in higher education. One such iPad software is Educreations (www.educreations.org), a tool that instructors can use to record live lectures while simultaneously drawing and annotating the presentation in real time. In a brief, paper-based questionnaire, distributed in two trimesters, we surveyed 143 students to evaluate their attitudes towards Educreations-created videos as a supplemental learning tool in a physiology course. The survey was administered in conjunction with the implementation of new educational technology initiatives. Since faculty members at any institution can often be resistant to technology change, we wanted to inquire whether the videos created with Educreations are perceived by students as having any impact on student learning, and the level of student satisfaction with such videos. Survey results showed high student satisfaction with this mode of content delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Science Educator
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Educreations
  • Flipped classroom
  • Hybrid course
  • Online course
  • Student engagement
  • Student survey
  • iPad tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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