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How Tiny Camcorders are Changing Education

By Laurie Rowell / October 2009

TYPE: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
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  • Mon, 27 Sep 2010
    Post by homework writing service

    Great article! and very interesting site!

  • Sat, 31 Jul 2010
    Post by Branden

    keep in mind that you can always get used professional camcorders It's a great way to get one of these professional cameras affordably.

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2010
    Post by azmi

    what the best function of Flip Camerasinstalled inside?

  • Sat, 17 Oct 2009
    Post by Joseph Ugoretz

    We started last year giving all our incoming students FlipCams, and the results have been phenomenal. Because these devices are so easy to carry and use, students are able to incorporate video projects into all kinds of class activities--walking tours, interviews, and "re-curating" our annual Snapshot NYC Photo Exhibition. Faculty report that students are doing public service announcements, documentary and advocacy video, and creative projects. And we are hearing from prospective students that seeing these videos (we post them on our YouTube channel) makes them more enthusiastic about joining us and better-prepared for the kinds of work they will do. It's a recruiting tool, in addition to pedagogical tool.

  • Thu, 08 Oct 2009
    Post by John Sener

    Although I don't use it for education personally and don't always remember to take it everywhere I go, I love my FlipVideo and use it for learning purposes. Some examples of people who are using FlipVideo for education and related purposes:

    Larry Ragan of Penn State has done a number of faculty development-related videos which are available on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=world+campus+cots&search_type=&aq=-1&oq= All of these were done using a FlipVideo.

    Extended discussion on the use of video, including links to other uses of it: http://www.emergingonlinelearningtechnology.org/node/83

    For instance, here are some examples of how Michelle Pacansky-Brock reported using Flip Video for Art History courses:

    1) A visual tour of Chicago's Millennium Park - public art at its finest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbViAohzNTk

    2) A brief tour of San Francisco's Palace of Legion and Honor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZdXWWNyLc8

    3) A feminist video deconstruction of a trip to a Halloween costume store - for her Women in Art students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT6Kq7pFHj0

  • Thu, 08 Oct 2009
    Post by Clark Quinn

    This is fascinating to me because of what's being enabled. While the final produced videos may be an important component in some instances, to me the overarching opportunity is the ability to easily make records of actions, pre-actions, and post-action thoughts, and review them, providing a powerful new tool for reflection. One of the benefits, early on, of digital environments was the ability to capture traces of actions for 'after-action' analysis. Talking about decisions made looking at records of actions is a powerful opportunity to get meta-, to talk about the concepts in the context, to abstract.

    Cameras allow capturing a lot of different activities: point it to yourself to talk about your pre-action expectations and thoughts, capture the event, and then capture your after event reflections. Sun is capturing expert performers with 'directors notes', the annotations about the underlying thought processes (an important component of valuable examples, cf. Schoenfeld).

    Annotating these videos is a next step in providing ways to reflect, but making the capture of the video essentially 'background noise' in terms of overhead is an important step in enabling new opportunities.