Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Feedback in Motion: Screencasting Student Feedback

The Teaching Commons Workshop Series will hold two screencasting workshops this month presented by Margaret Poncin of WRD and Edward Evins of the UCWbL. See below for the "Feedback in Motion: Screencasting Student Feedback" description and event information.
Compared to written comments, video commentary can provide more efficient and effective feedback on student work, encourage additional growth and revision by preventing misunderstandings, and allow students to feel a more personal connection with their instructors. Not only that, it doesn’t require sophisticated video editing skills or additional time on the part of the instructor. No matter what the discipline—art history, sociology, biology or theater—screencasting can be used for a wide variety of assignments including research projects, digital and multimodal assignments, recorded performance and beyond.
 In this workshop, the presenters will demonstrate a few different strategies for giving feedback as well as a brief pedagogical rationale. Then, participants will gain hands-on experience working with screencasting tools to create videos for students. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of student work to use during the workshop.
By the end of the session participants will:
  • Understand several strategies for using screencasting software to give feedback.
  • Create a sample feedback video and understand how to post it to D2L.
  • Evaluate the different opportunities afforded by video feedback versus traditional written comments.
  • Identify potential occasions for using video feedback in their courses. 
The first workshop will be held this Friday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 11013 of the DePaul Center in the Loop. The second will take place on Friday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 301 of the SAC in LPC. Click here and here for more information about both events.

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