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A Cost-Effective Approach to Producing Animated Infographics for Immunology Teaching †

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Multimedia resources such as sound, video, still images, and animation are increasingly being used to enhance student engagement with educational content, in particular, helping students construct their own understanding of concepts that are difficult to grasp... The use of computer animation in medical education has been described in several foundation subjects, including histology, cellular and molecular processes, and immunology... However, the creation of animation is time-consuming and, hence, expensive when compared with static graphics... To assist these processes, a lecturer in immunology could produce simple and accurate animation using readily available tools such as PowerPoint... The initial script was written by the immunologist, followed by the creation of a detailed storyboard in collaboration with the design lecturer... The storyboard included shot-by-shot specifications representing and correlating the graphics, text, animation, voiceover and sound effects involved... Additionally, during production, some revisions of the storyboard were made and the immunologist attended a screening of the initial videos and provided feedback... The final videos were evaluated by a panel of postgraduate and undergraduate students taking courses in immunology using the following criteria: 1) accuracy, 2) motion graphics quality, 3) quality of design elements (visual impact, color, typography), and 4) innovative and creative representation of the ‘story. ’ Two videos were selected for use in the immunology courses... Approximately 70% (293/402) of students either ‘agreed’ or ‘completely agreed’ that the videos improved their understanding of the basic concepts in immunology while approximately 80% (327/402) of students either ‘agreed’ or ‘completely agreed’ that the videos made learning about the immune system more enjoyable... While the pedagogical approach and educational outcomes of the use of animation for education have been extensively reported, few studies describe the collaborative in-house development of such resources by academics and students... We describe here a unique, innovative and cost-effective method for producing digital media resources for tertiary level immunology teaching, where collaboration benefitted students of both disciplines (Fig. 2)... To the authors’ knowledge, the collaborative development process described here has not previously been reported in immunology... The result was the production of original, high-quality and effective supplemental teaching resources that were extensively reviewed and pedagogically engaging for all the students involved.

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Mentions: While the pedagogical approach and educational outcomes of the use of animation for education have been extensively reported, few studies describe the collaborative in-house development of such resources by academics and students (5). We describe here a unique, innovative and cost-effective method for producing digital media resources for tertiary level immunology teaching, where collaboration benefitted students of both disciplines (Fig. 2). To the authors’ knowledge, the collaborative development process described here has not previously been reported in immunology. The result was the production of original, high-quality and effective supplemental teaching resources that were extensively reviewed and pedagogically engaging for all the students involved.


A Cost-Effective Approach to Producing Animated Infographics for Immunology Teaching †
Producing multimedia resources for immunology teaching.
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f2-jmbe-17-477: Producing multimedia resources for immunology teaching.
Mentions: While the pedagogical approach and educational outcomes of the use of animation for education have been extensively reported, few studies describe the collaborative in-house development of such resources by academics and students (5). We describe here a unique, innovative and cost-effective method for producing digital media resources for tertiary level immunology teaching, where collaboration benefitted students of both disciplines (Fig. 2). To the authors’ knowledge, the collaborative development process described here has not previously been reported in immunology. The result was the production of original, high-quality and effective supplemental teaching resources that were extensively reviewed and pedagogically engaging for all the students involved.

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Multimedia resources such as sound, video, still images, and animation are increasingly being used to enhance student engagement with educational content, in particular, helping students construct their own understanding of concepts that are difficult to grasp... The use of computer animation in medical education has been described in several foundation subjects, including histology, cellular and molecular processes, and immunology... However, the creation of animation is time-consuming and, hence, expensive when compared with static graphics... To assist these processes, a lecturer in immunology could produce simple and accurate animation using readily available tools such as PowerPoint... The initial script was written by the immunologist, followed by the creation of a detailed storyboard in collaboration with the design lecturer... The storyboard included shot-by-shot specifications representing and correlating the graphics, text, animation, voiceover and sound effects involved... Additionally, during production, some revisions of the storyboard were made and the immunologist attended a screening of the initial videos and provided feedback... The final videos were evaluated by a panel of postgraduate and undergraduate students taking courses in immunology using the following criteria: 1) accuracy, 2) motion graphics quality, 3) quality of design elements (visual impact, color, typography), and 4) innovative and creative representation of the ‘story. ’ Two videos were selected for use in the immunology courses... Approximately 70% (293/402) of students either ‘agreed’ or ‘completely agreed’ that the videos improved their understanding of the basic concepts in immunology while approximately 80% (327/402) of students either ‘agreed’ or ‘completely agreed’ that the videos made learning about the immune system more enjoyable... While the pedagogical approach and educational outcomes of the use of animation for education have been extensively reported, few studies describe the collaborative in-house development of such resources by academics and students... We describe here a unique, innovative and cost-effective method for producing digital media resources for tertiary level immunology teaching, where collaboration benefitted students of both disciplines (Fig. 2)... To the authors’ knowledge, the collaborative development process described here has not previously been reported in immunology... The result was the production of original, high-quality and effective supplemental teaching resources that were extensively reviewed and pedagogically engaging for all the students involved.

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