When: Monday, November 25, 2019 | 02:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Where: Multipurpose Room (2012), Ponderosa Commons Oak House, 6445 University Boulevard
CLAS/WeVu: A video annotation platform to actively engage learners with video-based learning resources
Dr. Leah Macfadyen, Associate Director & Instructor, Master of Educational Technology Program and Instructor, Department of Language & Literacy Education
In this relatively informal session, I will demonstrate and discuss how I have used a collaborative video annotation tool with students in an online course. WeVu (https://wevu.video/), originally named CLAS (for Collaborative Lecture Annotation System), was developed in the UBC Faculty of Arts, and is actively in use in various UBC faculties and elsewhere to support learner engagement with video (as well as audio and now image) resources in a variety of ways: whole-class annotation of lecture videos, one to one instructor feedback on learner ‘performance’ of different kinds, asynchronous group ‘video seminars’ and more. WeVu offers learners additional tools to support self-regulated learning, offers educators tools to gather and give richer feedback, and – I would argue – can support more effective social presence in virtual learning environments. Moreover, data collected by the tool allows exploration of learner usage patterns. I will share some example data, as well as examples of recent experiments to mine it for deeper insights into student learning.
Inspired by the rising tide of learning and learner data captured by learning technologies, and the potential for learning analytics (analysis and visualization of large sets of educational data) to offer actionable insights in higher education, Leah makes use of learning analytics to inform course and curriculum review, and to discover meaningful patterns that can inform improvements in learning design, teaching, and learning.