To play or not to play: leveraging video in medical education

J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar;5(1):13-8. doi: 10.4300/JGME-05-01-32.


While video is a powerful teaching and learning tool because it can influence knowledge, skills, and attitude formation effectively and reach learners with various learning and communication styles, there are pedagogical, technical, and copyright considerations. Instructors must know sources of appropriate videos, select effective video segments, apply various strategies for incorporating video triggers into the overall educational process, refine the message, overcome technological obstacles, and comply with copyright laws. One might ask, "Is using video triggers to improve your teaching worth it?" "Yes!" Numerous studies demonstrate that using video in many medical education settings supports and enhances learning and offers a bigger advantage in contrast with traditional methods.