Authors: Dr. Chitra Govindaraja, Dr. Aung Ko Ko Min, Dr. Chandramouli Annamalai
Abstract: Introduction: Multimedia technology and videos have extended the horizons of teaching learning activities. Videos in lectures have earned acclaim in some disciplines. Objective: To evaluate the perceptions and performance of students in a private medical university in Malaysia on short, relevant video clips in a lecture.
Methods: Lecture on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease was delivered to Year 2 (n = 93) medical students. Students were tested on the content of the lecture using multiple choice questions (pre-test) followed by short video clips on Parkinson’s disease. Students were again tested with the same questions (post-test) and both tests were evaluated. Qualitative feedback from the students using anonymous questionnaire was obtained. Descriptive statistical analysis was used.
Result and Discussion: Use of Video clips, as adjuncts to lectures was received well by majority of the students. This was evident from the significant improvement in their cognitive skills which reflected in their performance in the pre-test and post-test. The difference was significant (p<0.001). Students expressed that videos do not distract but helped them focus on the subject. It kindled the interest in millennial students and improved their academic performance and peer interaction. Conclusion: Video clips in lectures made available online can and enliven learning and enhances students’ performance with multiple learning styles. Keywords: video clips, lectures, medical students, views, performance