Wellcome Trust Videos

9 07 2009

I’m very excited about the potential of IT to improve the teaching of history. That’s why I was delighted to find that the Wellcome Trust for the History of Medicine recently sponsored a workshop that allowed academic researchers in the field of medical history to turn their research findings into professional quality online videos. The dramatic fall in the price of software for editing videos means that individual researchers can produce mini-documentaries with fairly high production values. I’m not a historian of medicine, but I think that these techniques could be translated to other fields quite easily.

Here is a link that will take you to the videos.