VideoTraces was conceived and designed by Dr. Reed Stevens of the College
of Education and has been developed and studied in collaboration with
PETTT. Video Traces is a system that makes it easy to capture a piece of
rich digital media, such as video or a digital image, and to annotate that
media both visually (using a pointer to record gestures) and verbally.
The resulting product is a "video trace": a piece of media plus its
annotation--in essence, a recorded "show & tell". Traces can be viewed by
their creator, exchanged with others, and further annotated for a variety
of teaching and learning purposes.
Video Traces provides a unique opportunity to
capture embodied knowledge and educational interactions by supporting the most common
ways people communicate their ideas--through talking, showing, and pointing.
The Video Traces project serves PETTT goals in a number of ways:
- Explore the interplay of technology and pedagogy in real settings: We have
collaborated with individuals both within and outside of the University, and have
explored educational uses of Video Traces in settings such as dance studios,
architectural sites, and science museums.
- Facilitate thoughtful and innovative educational technology uses: We have
found that using Video Traces prompts reflection on the part of both learners and
instructors, and in several cases has inspired instructors to adopt innovative new
strategies for teaching their courses and for assessing student learning.
- Make strong connections between research, design, and practice: We have
used our observations about how people use Video Traces and our interviews with
learners and instructors to inform the redesign of the software and generate further
questions for research.
Video Traces: Rich Media Annotations for Teaching and Learning
Video Traces: Media Rich Annotations for Learning and Teaching
Center for Innovative Learning Technologies presentation
Presentation to College of Education Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI 505)