Using videos to assess understanding

What did I do?

I have just finished teaching theory and practice of the horse’s senses and how they regulate behaviour. I wanted to check how much my students had learnt so I set them a task. Make a video suitable for horse owners explaining about the function of the horse’s senses in relation to behaviour. We had just finished the practical session at the yard and so they could make use of the horses and I provided iPads for them to make their videos. Once the videos were complete they were uploaded to ClickView and then they could be shared with the whole cohort. This meant they could provide peer feedback to each other as well as me providing some tutor feedback.

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So how did it go?

The students enjoyed doing it. The shortest one was 28 seconds long whilst the longest one was 4 minutes. The students embraced it and worked independently. The videos would have easily been accessible to horse owners although the content was lacking in the depth that I would have liked to have seen – so some work for the students and I to do there. I was disappointed at the lack of peer feedback that was provided by the students to the videos on Moodle but with this particularly cohort I am having trouble getting any engagement with Moodle….

Would I use it again?

Yes, definitely. Making the videos really engaged the students and made it easy for me to assess how well they were doing with the module content. Uploading it to ClickView and sharing to Moodle was also really easy to do and there is not the same pressure as putting onto Vimeo or YouTube where you feel it is that much more public. Just need to work on the engagement with peer feedback now!

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2 thoughts on “Using videos to assess understanding”

  1. Hi Isobel,

    Interesting post, and I like the use of formative video assessment. How easy is exporting to clickview compared to Youtube? And why use clickview if youtube is free and can be easily embedded in Moodle?

    Cheers!

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  2. It is really simple to upload videos to ClickView using the app on the iPad, we did it all at the stud – you can video directly in the app too. The students can then choose who they share it with. The only advantage over YouTube is that it is not shared publicly, students can choose who to share it with, which is good for some of the less confident ones. ClickView also has lots of other benefits not related to this, such as making interactive videos by adding questions within the video (including TV programme clips) and sharing clips of free to view TV through Moodle…

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