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Video and the future: Bringing video into the mainstream: Recommendations for enhancing peer feedback and reflection -- 221 -- Proceedings Paper

09:00 - 10:20 on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 in 2.219

This paper presents a range of benefits and challenges of video as a tool for supporting learning. These benefits and challenges are evidenced through key arguments from the literature in combination with the experiences of tutors and course participants on the Professional Development (PD) Framework at the University of the Arts London (UAL). Specific conclusions are made regarding the suitability of video for the enhancement of peer feedback and reflection.

The conference session will allow access to valuable insights that have implications for how learning technologists and technology champions can support the effective use of such technologies into practice. The staff whose experiences have contributed to this study are practicing art and design teachers enrolled on the UAL's PD Framework, and the extent of their own teaching experience ranges from two to thirty years plus. Their insights are therefore deepened by the dual perspective that comes from their experience as teachers and their relatively new identities as postgraduate students.

The design of the University's PD Framework is informed by established pedagogic principles (such as constructive alignment and reflective practice), and emerging priorities such as open practice and the development of digital literacies. The use of video has been introduced to participants with the goal of not only supporting peer feedback and personal reflection, but also to provide participants with positive experiences of using these tools as a learner. In doing so the intention of the programme team is that participants are encouraged and empowered to use these methods where appropriate in their own teaching practice.

Within the Framework, video has been used as a means of recording peer feedback sessions, and as a means of presentation for reflective assignments.

The paper evidences a number of potential benefits of the use of video as a tool for enhancing feedback and reflection, from access to additional and alternative perspectives, the assistance of focus and recall and greater flexibility of learning.

Of course, it is useful to be able to demonstrate the affordances of a particular technology but it is perhaps even more important, particularly when working with other advocates of technology, to explore the challenges and barriers to its use, and find strategies for addressing them. The conference session will focus on the sharing of practical recommendations for dealing with privacy issues, minimising participant anxiety, developing technical competence and accessing the necessary hardware. These recommendations should be applicable to a range of roles, from those who teach students to those who work with teaching staff to support teaching and learning and the development of practice.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 21:55

Great presentation very inspiring thank you

Monday, 24 September 2012, 11:41