AnnotateVideoPlus: an on-line tool for the creation of annotated videos that are enhanced by the option to serve as a tool to assess the understanding of situations and actions

April 9, 2013 9:45 – 11:15am

Christof Daetwyler, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine

AnnotateVideoPlus is an easy-to-use editor that allows users to turn any YouTube or MP4 video into an annotated video that runs on all major platforms and browsers. See for an example of an Annotated Video. In addition to producing instructional annotated videos, the novel tool allows for the automated assessment of students ability to identify actions or situations as they develop during the video. See for an example. Now that we have the technology working, we plan on doing research to see if this might be valid tool to measure empathy. For this, we'll create a video in which a physician interacts with a patient, first in an ideal way but then ending the conversation in an awkward way. We'll assign students to watch the video and to click a button whenever they feel that the patients becomes uneasy or even threatened. Our hypothesis is that the automated assessment functionality of our AnnotateVideoPlus will create a score that correlates with the Jefferson Empathy Score, which we'll assess as well. We're quite positive that we'll be able to present first results of our planned study.