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Using the GoPro Camera System to Enhance Laborator
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About this session:

The School of Health Sciences had difficulty accommodating the growing enrollment of its anatomy classes and needed a way to share cadaver anomalies more effectively within the lab. The Physical Therapy Department, for example, enrolls 50 students in the lab at one time. With the students sharing 10 cadavers, it was extremely difficult to have all students observe unique attributes of individual cadavers in an effective manner. An anatomy instructor requested technology assistance and ideas were shared about possibilities and equipment that could implemented, but more importantly, questions were addressed regarding how the lab is used and how students would best be served with the technology. The idea of a GoPro camera system was conceived. For less than $1500, a GoPro camera with wireless HDMI transmission was designed to provide the ability to broadcast images from any cadaver to eight 60” flat panels around the room, thus making delivery of concepts much easier and more visual for the students. Since the cadaver lab install, 2 more physical therapy labs have been designed and installed using the wireless GoPro system. In addition experiments are ongoing to potentially use the GoPro in the classroom a doc cam and lecture capture camera.

Attendees of this session will gain knowledge of how to utilize the inexpensive GoPro camera in an educational setting. Hopefully they will also become interested in starting an ongoing dialog on other ways this inexpensive tool can be used to engage students in learning to benefit the whole education media community.

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About the presenter:

Todd Hughes, Duquesne University

I joined Duquesne last year after 22 years of working in education and technology at Geneva College where I was an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Technology Specialist in charge of their multimedia studios. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education both from Geneva College. Currently I am an Instructional Technology Engineer within the Media Services Center where I am responsible for the design and implementation of classroom technologies.


Matt Grand, Duquesne University

Bio coming soon!