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Students' Use of Video Clip Technology in Clinical Education

Baharav, Eva PhD, CCC-SLP

doi: 10.1097/01.TLD.0000333602.76209.e7

Recent advances in video technology enable students and instructors in programs of communication disorders to use clinic-related video clips embedded in multimedia presentations for powerful learning and teaching. The purpose of this article is 2-fold. The first is to provide information on how video clips can enhance clinical instruction and learning by supporting specific learner-related outcomes needed for the demonstration of clinical competence. The second is to provide a description of a project developed in an educational program in communication disorders, in which student-generated video clips are used in several clinical educational contexts for a variety of purposes. Specifically, this article describes the process of generating designed video clips from video-recorded clinical sessions to be used in weekly clinical forum discussions as part of students' coursework, which are later catalogued for further use.

From the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.

Corresponding author: Eva Baharav, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (e-mail:

The author thanks Vicki Kammerer and Andy Hatton, graduate students, and Tim Kraft, biomedical technologist, for participation in a presentation of a project described in this article at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2007 convention. This project was funded in part by Western Washington University's Student Technology Fee (STF) grant to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University, Washington, in the academic years 2004–2005, and 2006–2007. The author also extends gratitude to her former students Laura Sackett, Laura Fischer, and Jamie Fowler for contributions to the Video Clip Repository Project described in this article.

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