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The Deanship of Skills Development, The College of Applied Medical Science at King Saud University and the Journal of Visualised Experiment (JoVE) are planning to host a training session on how to use JoVE resources in your lecturer room and enhance your students understanding of STEM subject.

The title is "How to balance between your passion for research and teaching responsibilities using JoVE videos

The workshop will be divided into sessions: 

  • Firstly, the session will expand on the idea of bridging the gap between scientists across the globe and tackling the issue of reproducibility – as research shows that only 10-40% of published science articles are reproducible (Hesman, 2015). In this way, science departments lose a lot of money and time trying to imitate not-clear-to-read methods. JoVE Journal, therefore, bridges this gap and produces peer-reviewed videos that show the experimental techniques in a visual format. 

  • Secondly, university academic staff do complex work in an increasingly demanding environment. The workload on teaching staff induced by lesson planning and lectures is one of a great burden. Teaching and research can be synergistic and complementary or antagonistic and competing. It is, however, almost impossible to find the balance between their passion for research and their duties to teach under/postgraduates (Houston et al., 2006 ). And here where JoVE Science Education comes to play a huge role by enabling teaching staff an access to high-quality and easy-to-understand videos demonstration. Science Education also enables teaching staff to measure students’ understanding through pre-prepared questions. 

  • Finally, the session will look at the reinvention/replacement of science textbook through JoVE core. It is a well-known fact that ‘science textbooks’ tend be expensive and ambiguous to read, hence students find them daunting and intimidating. The JoVE Core have hundreds of foundational concepts in science that are explained through high-impact animations and real-life experimentation. This ensures that students are not bombarded with irrelevant information thereby increasing their understanding and confidence in STEM subjects.