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Medical Education
Technology Enhanced Education

Creating Video-based Education

two TEE team members film a project in a lecture hall at the UCSF Parnassus Campus


Technology Enhanced Education collaborates with UCSF faculty to produce video lessons for the School of Medicine’s curriculum. We incorporate these lessons into the curriculum using a blended learning strategy that allows students to learn some of the content at their own pace and on their own time. These lessons are increasingly important in the delivery of medical education at UCSF, and we have produced several hundred thus far.

TEE supports faculty in the development of videos in two ways -- studio-recorded video lessons and screencast lessons recorded on a desktop or laptop computer. Both lesson types may be a single video, or several sequential videos, that teach a concept or task. These digital lessons are a departure from the classroom lecture setting because students can speed up, slow down, or pause the videos. They can also review sections or re-watch the entire video at any time.

Video Studio Lessons

The content of our video lessons is developed and determined by a faculty member who also appears on-camera, presenting the material. The filming and editing process is often done in collaboration with Educational Technology Services (ETS). The majority of our videos are staged and filmed in the ETS on-campus studio, but we do occasionally film projects in other locations that are essential to the content (e.g. a clinic or laboratory).

Screencast Lessons

Our screencast lessons are recorded independently by an instructor. The lesson can present anything that is viewable on the screen. Most often, this involves the delivery of a PowerPoint presentation, with the instructor’s narration guiding the viewer, but can also include navigation through a website, or the use of a software program.