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Creating Student Feedback Videos

Creating student feedback videos to increase instructor presence

Instructional Challenge

In the article Assessing Teaching Presence in a Computer Conferencing Context, Anderson, et al. defines the role of instructors as consisting of three types:

  • designer of the educational experience, including planning and administering instruction as well as evaluating and certifying competence
  • facilitator and co-creator of a social environment conducive to active and successful learning; and
  • subject matter expert who knows a great deal more than most learners and is thus in a position to scaffold learning experiences by providing direct instruction.

As you find yourself teaching during remote instruction, there are methods and techniques you can use to build the online presence you need to facilitate that social environment that encourages student learning. This document focuses on creating instructor response videos to build on comments or questions during synchronous meetings.

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Elements of Student Feedback Videos

During remote instruction, students may feel as if they are not getting enough engagement with you. A close look at your course, however, might reveal a number of ways in which you are providing them feedback and guiding their learning, these elements are many times through written comments of assignments or responses to discussion posts. You may have spent a great deal of time providing this feedback, only to find that students still feel a lack of connection to you. Student feedback videos are one approach you can consider to provide feedback in ways that build a stronger connection to students, increases your online presence, and may save you time in the long run.

Example: Individual Student Feedback Video

As students submit assignments during remote instruction, you have the opportunity to increase your online presence by recording a video instead of typing out a response. In some cases, it may take less time to do, and it will give students a better sense that you are invested in their learning. Additionally, they will get more visual and non-verbal cues that may be missed from a typed response. The video below is an example of something you can create within the Kaltura WebCam Recording tool found under the Apps or More External Tools tools on the Canvas toolbar.

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Recording Tip: The tool has a Record Again feature. As you record, if you make a mistake, stop, gather your thoughts, and start over. The goal isn't perfection. In fact, the casual nature of this kind of video is what you are trying to achieve.

Example: General Student Feedback Video

For some, particularly those with large courses, you may not have the time to provide individual feedback to every student, but you do want to find a way to engage more with your students during remote instruction. If this is the case, you may consider creating a general feedback video that summarizes the results of an assignment. As you grade or review an assignment, make notes or a bulleted list of the points you would want to include in the video. You can use the Canvas Announcement or Discussion post to deliver the video. You can use the Kaltura WebCam Recording tool to create the video found under the Apps or More External Tools tools on the Canvas toolbar.

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Recording Tip: The tool has a Record Again feature. As you record, if you make a mistake, stop, gather your thoughts, and start over. The goal isn't perfection. In fact, the casual nature of this kind of video is what you are trying to achieve.




Keywords:student, feedback, assignment, video, instructor, presence   Doc ID:107025
Owner:Timmo D.Group:Remote Instruction
Created:2020-11-06 15:08 CDTUpdated:2020-12-16 10:31 CDT
Sites:Remote Instruction
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