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Oxytocin: A History and Overview via “Whiteboard Animation”
animation-style presentations provide information via a digital storytelling
technique of a visual video written/drawn onto a whiteboard-like surface with a
concurrent auditory narration that explains the educational material. They
implement a multi-modal learning approach to information presentation and have
been proven to increase interest, engagement, and content retention and
understanding. This whiteboard animation-inspired educational video aims to
provide a history and overview of oxytocin. The video utilizes a background
context of maternal mortality to introduce the hormone’s utility.
Methods: A presentation was
organized to present oxytocin’s chemical structure, physiological site of
production, historical discovery and development, mechanism of action,
indications, literary analysis, ethical discussions, and approved on- and
off-label uses. Separate video visual and audio components were recorded. Basic
movie editing software and techniques combined the visual and audio to create a
complete whiteboard animation-style presentation.
Results: The twelve-minute video
reviewing oxytocin is currently available for viewing on a medical school
course webpage for visibility by other students enrolled in the course.
Discussion: This whiteboard animation video allows learners to learn about oxytocin
and explore this unique style of educational tool. By reviewing current
literature and discourse surrounding oxytocin use, this resource aims to
provide a comprehensive understanding of clinical context and considerations
for use in a multi-modal learning approach to improve retention and engagement.
Whiteboard animation should be considered as an effective method for teaching.
Faculty Development Seminar, 2022, Student, Resident, Clerkship Director, Medical Knowledge, Lecture, Independent Study,