Virtual Seminar: an innovative educational experience


  • Lina Maria Martinez-Sanchez Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. (Medellín) Colombia.
  • Yuban Sebastian Cuartas-Agudelo Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. (Medellín) Colombia.
  • Alejandro Hernandez-Martinez Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. (Medellín) Colombia.
  • Laura Herrera-Almanza Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. (Medellín) Colombia.
  • Miguel Saavedra-Valencia Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. (Medellín) Colombia.



Education, Medical, Teaching, Learning


INTRODUCTION: it is of special importance that teachers can easily transmit knowledge, using didactical tools such as Cmaptools, Slideshare, YouTube, among others. Because of that, teaching methods nowadays are going through a revolution that implies technological development and the arrival of new generations. OBJECTIVE: describe the experience of developing a virtual education strategy in our institution to improve the teaching and learning process and facilitate interaction with students. METHODOLOGY: the students must do a bibliography search in databases (PubMed, Science Direct, and Embase) choosing one recent (published within the previous 3 months) original article in English. The article must involve the use of molecular techniques that include some sort of electrophoresis, then, get a tutoring session with the main teacher of the course, after that, the student must design a PowerPoint slideshow of a maximum of 15 slides. Finally, must record a 10-minute-long video of the presentation, the video must be uploaded to the YouTube website. RESULTS: a greater comprehension of the seminar presentation dynamic was observed in comparison to the previous methodology, which did not include the virtual component. CONCLUSIONS: the implementation of new innovative methodologies in education allows students to develop a broader learning process, besides improving their scientific understanding; they improve their knowledge on technological tools implemented in education.



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Martinez-Sanchez, L. M., Cuartas-Agudelo, Y. S., Hernandez-Martinez, A., Herrera-Almanza, L., & Saavedra-Valencia, M. (2022). Virtual Seminar: an innovative educational experience . International Journal of Education and Health, 6, e3964.



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