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Medical Education
Technology Enhanced Education

Creating Video-based Education

Since 2012, Technology Enhanced Education’s ongoing collaboration with faculty and other partners has produced hundreds of videos for the School of Medicine’s curriculum. The resulting lessons are incorporated into the curriculum as part of a blended learning strategy, whereby the students can learn at their own pace, on their own time.

These lessons have become an increasingly important component in the delivery of medical education at UCSF. As TEE continues to iterate on our processes, we remain open to exploring new ways to improve upon them.

TEE focuses on supporting the instructors in the development and production of two lesson methodologies –- the video studio lesson, and the screencasting lesson. Both lesson types may be a single video, or several sequential videos, that teach a concept or task.


Video Studio Lessons

We define video studio lessons as video-based lessons filmed by partnering with a faculty member, who is presented on-camera. The filming and editing process is often a collaboration with Educational Technology Services (ETS). On occasion, we film projects that take place offsite (e.g. a clinic or laboratory). However, the majority of our videos are staged and filmed in a studio.


Screencasting Lessons

We define screencasting lessons as video-based lessons that are recorded independently by an instructor. The lesson can present anything that is viewable on the screen – often the delivery of a PowerPoint presentation – but also inclusive of navigation through a website, or the use of a software program.

As we continue to work on rollout of the Bridges Curriculum, there will be an ongoing need to create more video-based lessons over the next few years.