Complutense University from Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2018 Proceedings
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 475-478
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1097
Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain
Learning of future graduates should be based on knowledge and skills, both professionally and socially, according to the European Higher Education Area. In the teaching-learning process the use of podcasts and subtitled videos can help to the study of the subjects, as the students can check their content at any moment and anywhere, even without Internet connection. Also, the idea is that anyone with visual or hearing impairments and also foreign students follow our classes without any problem, providing a recognition to the diversity of university students.

The first day of class we offered the activity to the students of Nutrition and Analytical Chemistry I of the Degree of Pharmacy and Nutritional Status Indicators of the Degree of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. They had to create a subtitled video and its corresponding podcast in Spanish or any other foreign language with a duration of 5-7 minutes, using free software such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, or Screen-O-Matic to create and edit the videos, Dotsub or Youtube to add the subtitles to the videos or ePodcast Creator or EasyPodcast for the edition of the podcasts.

One hundred and seven students participated in the proposed activity from the 198 registered in the subjects previously mentioned. Specifically, in Nutritional Status Indicators of the 17 registered students 16 participated in the activity (94.1%). In Analytical Chemistry I, from 105 registered students 65 voluntarily participated in the activity (61.9%) and in the Nutrition subject 26 of 76 students participated in the proposed activity (34.2%). All the students who participated in the activity finished it.

A total of 23 videos and their corresponding podcasts were created. Specifically, 5 were created by the students in Nutritional Status Indicators subject, 13 in Analytical Chemistry I subject and 5 in Nutrition. Most of them were subtitled in Spanish, although in the Nutricional Status Indicators subject 2 videos were subtitled in English and 1 in German. The video subtitled in German was made with the help of an Erasmus student from Germany.

A YouTube Channel was created for each subject and all the subtitled videos were uploaded on the corresponding YouTube Channel by the students. The podcasts were hosted on a free digital platform by the teachers of the different subjects ( Finally, all subtitled videos and podcasts were uploaded on VALORNUT Research Group Website, in the menu “Nutriherramientas” (, and they are available to anyone who enters to our website.

In our opinion, the proposed activity was well accepted by the students showing very high interest on it. We would like to continue with this activity in future courses in order to create an audio-visual material bank to facilitate to the students the study of our subjects and to improve the recognition of the diversity of the universitary students that we have in our classes.
Podcast, subtitled videos, innovation, audio-visual material bank.