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1 Russell Stannard

2 Todays Presentation A bit about me. Feedback and screen capture. Questions. Follow me on FACEBOOK Follow me on TWITTER

3 Russell Stannard Taught English and Spanish since 1987. Teach MA in ELT ( ICT components). Write the Webwatcher Articles in English Teaching Professional. Run A website dedicated to helping teachers incorporate ICT into their teaching with step by step


5 Teacher Training Videos What my website does Offers hundreds of step by step screen casts to show teachers how to use different technologies in their teaching. Currently just over a quarter of million visitors a year. Newsletter 11,000 followers. Twitter feed (twitter–russell1955) Facebook page

6 Screen capture January 2000 saw an example of screen capture for the first time. With screen capture we can record the screen of our computer as if we had a video camera pointing at it ( voice and sound) Immediately thought That could be used for feedback. 6 years later, saw the actual technology demonstrated Began experiments in May 2006 ( Greek student followed by group of Chinese students). In June/July 2006 wrote first published article on idea in the Modern English Teacher. Example with Chinese Student

7 The initial idea Tried idea with a group of Chinese students Focused on surface errors. Students sent me their essays, opened them on my screen, gave feedback and sent videos to students. Students then re-wrote their essays after watching the video feedback. Gave out a simple questionnaire and did a focus group with the whole class.

8 Feedback Students liked the fact the feedback was both oral and visual. Students thought they were getting more feedback ( about 150 words a minute). Students thought it was an example of authentic listening material. Students felt it was motivating. They liked the fact I didnt give them direct corrections Students make point about the importance of the voice. The think the feedback is more personal. Students felt it was clearer.

9 Feedback from others Useful for distance learning organisations Dyslexic students can benefit Feedback could be on anything. Doesnt have to be related to ELT. In this example I am giving feedback on presentations A second example

10 Issues it raised How should I give/organise the feedback? What stage of the process? (summative/formative) Is it good for simple grammar errors or more relevant to other areas of the curriculum? (elaboration) How do I get a good balance between sound and visual elements? (Richard Mayer) Is it feasible to give feedback to all students? ( time) Is it possible to give too much feedback?

11 Experimenting with different approaches The idea can really be used for anything. Ideas I have used it for include…. Feedback on blogs Feedback on longer essays Feedback on essay plans Vocabulary guides Teachers around the world have been trying out the idea in a whole range of ways.

12 Jing and cloud based screen capture Free tool. Limited to 5 minutes. Can save on your computer or upload to cloud and receive link to play video. Quick distribution. Students do not need anything special to playback videos ( just browser). Other tools include Screenr/screencast –o-matic. Opens up whole new range of possibilities.

13 Give JING to the students If we allow the students to use JING then we can get them to use it for reflection/review/peer or self evaluation Jing is free, easy to use and each student gets space to save their videos I have been experimenting with the idea of getting the students to reflect on their dissertations and the stages they are working through. Update on dissertation

14 Conclusions Feedback idea is still in its infancy but offers a genuine way forward for some forms of feedback and in certain contexts. May provide clearer, more detailed feedback that is visually and orally balanced May be especially relevant to distance courses. Has potential as a tool for reflection. We need more research and experimentation. Screen capture has enormous potential to be used in many different ways.

15 References-1 Journals Brick, B. & Holmes, J. (2008). Using screen capture software for student feedback: towards a methodology. IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, (CELDA). McLaughlin, P., Kerr, W. & Howie, K. (2007). Fuller, richer feedback, more easily delivered, using tablet PCs. Proceedings for the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Assessment, Loughborough University, Loughborough, 327-340. Recent article published in Norway-Very Complete her_education_-_a_contribution_to_impr?languageId=2

16 References-my Work The original piece published in the Times Higher in 2006- Russell Stannard ode=26&storycode=207117 ode=26&storycode=207117 A later piece published in Humanising Language Teaching Recent piece on JING in the Guardian- video-feedback video-feedback All my work, links, interviews, examples etc can be found at

17 References-Help to get you started Where to find JING How to use JING Other tools with help videos Camtasia Matchware Camstudio (free) Screencast o Matic How to use Screencast O Matic tml

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