First-Person Videography, a Novel Technology for Teacher Evaluation
Louis Rosenberg, James Gentilucci, James Brescia, Cal Poly State University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
School administrators have limited time available to perform teacher observations. As a result, classroom observations are often perfunctory and fail to provide insights that lead to improved teaching. First-Person Videography is a novel technology developed to aid school administrators in performing observations. It employs a small wearable camera that captures video from the perspective of its wearer. When worn by a student in a classroom, video is recorded from the vantage point of the student as he or she experiences a lesson. Such recordings depict more than the lesson itself, also capturing where the student is looking during the lesson – at his notebook, at the teacher, or at distractions. It is hypothesized that by viewing lessons through the eyes of a student, administrators will have more meaningful insights for teacher improvement. A study has been performed comparing first-person video to traditional video in a real-world classroom setting. Results are presented.
Rosenberg, L., Gentilucci, J. & Brescia, J. (2009). First-Person Videography, a Novel Technology for Teacher Evaluation. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2292-2302). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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