University Complutense of Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 1034-1040
ISBN: 978-84-09-49026-4
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2023.0310
Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
During the past academic year (2021-2022), we performed an educational project entitled "The creation of a YouTube channel with Pharmacology videos to favor an active learning and knowledge transfer". This project aims to provide an innovative learning tool that consists in generating didactic videos that allow the development of active learning in Pharmacology in our university students. Our working group is composed of nine teachers, four PhD students and one person from the Administration and Services Staff of the Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany [Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain] and of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Catholic University of the North, Antofagasta, Chile).

A total of 35 UCM students of the General Pharmacology subject (3rd year of the Pharmacy Degree) participated in this activity by creating a total of 11 didactic videos supervised by their teachers. These videos were related to some aspects of the mentioned subject and were uploaded to a virtual repository so that other UCM students could visualize them.

The evaluation of this project was carried out by two online surveys, one of them to evaluate this activity by the students who created these videos and another to know the usefulness of these didactic videos for the students who visualized them.

In the first survey, most of students totally agreed or agreed that these videos increased their knowledge of the aforementioned subject (72%) and improved their abilities of design and creativity (81%) and technology (72%) by participating in the activity. Moreover, 78% of them strongly recommend or recommend other students to participate in this project. Respect to the students who visualized the videos, they were rated as very good or good in all the aspects evaluated by 100% of the students. Moreover, a 90% of them considered that the videos helped to better understand the subject. Furthermore, it is notorious the consensus (93% of students fully agreed or agreed) on the recommendation of the visualization of these videos to other students because of the impact on their knowledge.

In conclusion, students affirmed that these high-quality and creative videos are a very good learning tool for deepen in Pharmacology knowledge. These videos are hold in a virtual repository to promote knowledge transfer and to enrich the curriculum with the individual interests and social needs of the students. In view of the good results of this project, we consider that these videos would be useful to other students and teachers of diverse subjects belonging to different universities.
Pharmacology, videos, knowledge transfer, innovative education, virtual repository, technology, creativity.