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A bit about me.
Feedback and screen capture.
Taught English and Spanish since 1987. Principal Lecturer at the University of Warwick in the
Centre for Applied Linguistics. Teach MA in TESOL ( ICT components). Write the “Webwatcher Articles” in English Teaching Professional. Run www.teachertrainingvideos.com A website dedicated to helping teachers incorporate ICT into their teaching with step by step videos.
Teacher Training Videos
What my website does
Offers hundreds of step by step screen casts to show
teachers how to use different technologies in their teaching. Currently just over a quarter of million visitors a year. Newsletter 11,000 followers. Twitter feed (twitter–russell1955) Facebook page
January 2000 saw an example of screen capture for the
first time. Immediately thought “That could be used for feedback.” 6 years later, saw the actual technology demonstrated Began experiments in May 2006 ( Greek student followed by group of Chinese students). In June/July 2006 wrote “first” published article on idea in the Modern English Teacher . Example with Chinese Student
The initial idea
11 Chinese students. Focused on surface errors.
Students sent essays, opened them on my screen, gave
feedback and sent videos to students. Students then re-wrote their essays after watching the video feedback. Gave out a simple questionnaire and did a focus group with the whole class.
Students liked the fact the feedback was both oral and
visual. Students thought they were getting more feedback ( about 150 words a minute). Students thought it was an example of authentic listening material. Students felt it was motivating. They liked the fact I didn’t give them direct corrections Students make point about the importance of the voice. The think the feedback is more personal. Students felt it was clearer.
Feedback from others
Useful for distance learning organisations
Dyslexic students Feedback on anything.
A second example
Issues it raised
How should I give/organise the feedback? What stage of the process? (summative/formative)
Is it good for simple “grammar errors” or more relevant
to other areas of the curriculum? (elaboration) How do I get a good balance between sound and visual elements? (Richard Mayer) Is it feasible to give feedback to all students? ( time) Is it possible to give too much feedback?
Experimenting with different approaches
Mini grammar lessons Vocabulary
Began to realise that idea could really be used to
provide feedback on anything. Blogs Assessments Marking plans Study guides
Jing and cloud based screen capture
Free tool. Limited to 5 minutes. Can save on your computer or upload to cloud and
receive link to play video. Quick distribution. Students do not need anything special to playback videos ( just browser). Other tools include Screenr/screencast –o-matic. Open’s up whole new range of possibilities.
Give JING to the students
Talk about a picture-send the video Talk about a timeline-send the video Reflect on some work/teacher practice
Examples A picture Reflecting on your dissertation A timeline Reflecting on your last teaching practice
Feedback idea is still in its infancy but offers a genuine
way forward for some forms of feedback and in certain contexts. May provide clearer, more detailed feedback. May be especially relevant to distance courses. Has potential as a tool for reflection. We need more research and experimentation. Screen capture has enormous potential to be used in many different ways.
Journals Brick, B. & Holmes, J. (2008). Using screen capture software for student feedback: towards a methodology. IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, (CELDA). McLaughlin, P., Kerr, W. & Howie, K. (2007). Fuller, richer feedback, more easily delivered, using tablet PCs. Proceedings for the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Assessment, Loughborough University, Loughborough, 327-340. Recent article published in Norway-Very Complete http://www.idunn.no/ts/dk/2012/02/video_feedback_in_hig her_education_-_a_contribution_to_impr?languageId=2
The original piece published in the Times Higher in 2006
Russell Stannard http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?section code=26&storycode=207117 A later piece published in Humanising Language Teaching http://www.hltmag.co.uk/dec08/mart.htm Recent piece on JING in the Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/10/eslvideo-feedback Presenting JING at IATEFL 2010 http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/live_lectures.html
All my work, links, interviews, examples etc can be
found at http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/feedback.html
References-Help to get started
Where to find JING http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html How to use JING http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.html Other tools with help videos ScreenR ( help videos0 http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/screenr/index.html
Camtasia Matchware Camstudio (free)
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