Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Teaching and Learning)

Event Title

Demonstration of microbiology laboratory sessions through videos: an effective teaching strategy

Presenter Information

Fatima Kubra, Aga Khan University

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 3:30 PM

Abstract

Background: Demonstration is an effective method of instruction for Health Sciences students as it provides them the opportunity to see and hear the details related to the skill being taught. Baccalaureate Nursing students take three credit Microbiology course with laboratory component in their first year of studies. In order to explore the effectiveness of use of videos of instructions for students to perform basic Microbiology procedures in lab pre-recorded videos were used for teaching as a pilot project.

Methods: Videos of experiments were recorded by the course team to cover the details of each step of the procedure at the Science lab of School of Nursing. These videos of demonstrations were used as teaching strategy during Microbiology lab sessions of 50 BScN students. Instead of live

Results: The effectiveness of the video was assessed in terms of student’s feedback. 78% students strongly agreed that video tapped demonstration is an effective teaching tool to visualize the concepts where as 22% only agreed on it. Majority (60-64%) of the students strongly agreed that the video demonstration sustained the interest, helped in remembering the details of steps, gave better understanding of procedure and greatly assisted in application of the knowledge.

Conclusions: The use of videos of demonstration is an effective strategy to teach skills which greatly enhance student’s learning due to better visualization of the steps. This facilitates students to repeat the steps of the procedure with minimum errors which is a key requirement from health care providers. Final assessment of students’ performance will further assist in measuring the effectiveness and future use of videos in the laboratory sessions

Keywords: Laboratory teaching, Nursing Microbiology, use of videos

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Demonstration of microbiology laboratory sessions through videos: an effective teaching strategy

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: Demonstration is an effective method of instruction for Health Sciences students as it provides them the opportunity to see and hear the details related to the skill being taught. Baccalaureate Nursing students take three credit Microbiology course with laboratory component in their first year of studies. In order to explore the effectiveness of use of videos of instructions for students to perform basic Microbiology procedures in lab pre-recorded videos were used for teaching as a pilot project.

Methods: Videos of experiments were recorded by the course team to cover the details of each step of the procedure at the Science lab of School of Nursing. These videos of demonstrations were used as teaching strategy during Microbiology lab sessions of 50 BScN students. Instead of live

Results: The effectiveness of the video was assessed in terms of student’s feedback. 78% students strongly agreed that video tapped demonstration is an effective teaching tool to visualize the concepts where as 22% only agreed on it. Majority (60-64%) of the students strongly agreed that the video demonstration sustained the interest, helped in remembering the details of steps, gave better understanding of procedure and greatly assisted in application of the knowledge.

Conclusions: The use of videos of demonstration is an effective strategy to teach skills which greatly enhance student’s learning due to better visualization of the steps. This facilitates students to repeat the steps of the procedure with minimum errors which is a key requirement from health care providers. Final assessment of students’ performance will further assist in measuring the effectiveness and future use of videos in the laboratory sessions

Keywords: Laboratory teaching, Nursing Microbiology, use of videos