Workshop report: "Using Social Media and Smartphone Applications in Practical Lessons to Enhance Student Learning" in Buzios, Brazil (August 6-8, 2017)

Workshop report: "Using Social Media and Smartphone Applications in Practical Lessons to Enhance Student Learning" in Buzios, Brazil (August 6-8, 2017)

Author Lellis-Santos, Camilo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Halpin, Patricia A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Cost-effective student engagement poses a challenge for instructors, especially those who may not be familiar with new technologies and mobile devices. In this workshop, participants, experienced and discussed two ways of using smartphones in physiology classes: to engage in an online learning environment for discussions, and to make physiological measurements. Participants signed up for individual Twitter accounts and learned how to tweet, retweet. message, use a URL shortener, and use hashtags. They then went on to locate articles on an assigned topic from the Twitter accounts of credible science sources (American Journal of Physiology, The Scientist, CDC.gov , WHO.int) and applied their Twitter skills to discuss the science topic of current interest. Additionally, participants shared their knowledge about the use of smartphones as a tool for teaching

they discussed the foundations of smartphone-assisted learning and the concept of mobile-learning laboratories, which we refer to as MobLeLabs. Participants also performed an experiment that used an Axe dance video and smartphone applications to measure changes in heart rate and reaction time. Our report describes this international hands-on teaching workshop and highlights its outcomes.
Keywords physiology
smartphone
social media
undergraduate
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Advances In Physiology Education. Bethesda, v. 42, n. 2, p. 340-342, 2018.
ISSN 1043-4046 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Physiological Soc
Extent 340-342
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/advan.00011.2018
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Conference paper
Web of Science ID WOS:000432334800011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/46005

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