As technology continues to advance and evolve, video is becoming an increasingly important tool for medical education. Here are a four reasons why video is the future of medical education:
1- Video allows for a more engaging and interactive learning experience. Traditional methods of medical education, such as lectures and written materials, can be dry and unengaging. With video, educators can create interactive and engaging content that can help to capture the attention of learners and keep them engaged throughout the learning process. We recently worked with George Brown College School of Nursing to create Game Based scenario learning videos. The learner is the 'player' and is given options throughout the course to chose what next step should be taken. Each answer is supported by a video playing out that decision. The characters on the screen talk directly to the camera when addressing the 'learner' so that it has a very immersive feeling. (Image below is a screen grab from one of the scenarios.)
2- Video allows for the visualization of complex concepts. Many medical concepts are difficult to understand and visualize using written materials alone. With video, educators can use animations, 3D graphics, and other visual aids to help learners understand complex concepts and procedures in a more intuitive and interactive way.
3- Video is accessible and convenient. With the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices, video can be accessed anytime, anywhere. This makes it easy for learners to access medical education content on their own time and at their own pace, which can be especially useful for busy medical professionals who may not have time to attend traditional in-person classes.
4- Video is scalable and cost-effective. With video, educators can reach a larger audience at a lower cost than with traditional methods of medical education. This makes it an attractive option for medical schools and other organizations looking to provide high-quality education to a wide audience without incurring significant costs.
Video is the future of medical education. With its ability to engage learners, visualize complex concepts, and provide convenient and cost-effective access to educational content, video has the potential to revolutionize the way that medical professionals learn and develop their skill.