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Are you interested in evaluating student video presentations and providing text or video commnentary online?
GoREACT is an online video recording tool designed to provide feedback for public speaking/speech, presentations, sign language/interpreter training, student teaching observation, and music/dance/theatrical performances. GoREACT allows for both real time commentary or for providing feedback on previously recorded videos. You can set access settings as to who can see the videos, create comments, or see comments.
Research has shown that the use of video feedback has a positive impact on learning. For example:
- Use of video can potentially solve some of the existing problems with feedback provision, namely issues of student engagement with feedback, time efficiency for staff, timeliness and quality of feedback received by students. (A. Crook, A. Mauchline, S. Mawc, C. Lawson, R. Drinkwater, K. Lundqvist et al. 2012)
- Giving students detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing we can do for our students (Brown 2007)
- Video recordings offer a powerful, visual way to provide feedback and there is some initial evidence that these technologies can augment student learning through the provision of formative feedback (Abrahamson, E. 2010)
- Literature base points to digital storytelling tasks as a valuable, transformative tool for learning in a range of curriculum and discipline contexts. (Ohler, 2006)
Use of technology
The following videos provide some tips and examples on how to use GoREACT in your teaching:
- GoREACT Case Study: Brigham Young University (Brigham Young University-real time commentary)
- GoREACT for Sign Language (ASL)
- How Does GoREACT Involve Peers?
- How often do Instructors use GoREACT?
The following is an example activity from the syllabus of American Sign Language II, Southern Illinois University
Dialogues: Students will be assigned dialogues to perform and videotape in pairs. Dialogues must be memorized before videotaping. Students will record their own performance, upload them to GoREACT, and share them with the instructor by the due date. Students will also be required to evaluate their own sign performance, including the critique with the submitted dialogue. Student critiques will impact the final dialogue grade; failure to turn in a critique for a dialogue will result in loss of 10 points.
- Instructor Accounts are free and comes with 30 minutes of recording time.
- Student accounts are Self-Pay $15 ea.— covers 1 semester course
Documentation on how to set up GoREACT and use it for the first time can be found online here:
Abrahamson, E. (2010). Assessment through video-feedback on an undergraduate sports rehabilitation programme. Higher Education Academy [HEA] Case Study.
Brown, S. (2007). Feedback & feed-forward.Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 22,1.
Crook, A., Mauchline, A., Maw, S., Lawson, C., Drinkwater, R., Lundqvist, K., ... & Park, J. (2012). The use of video technology for providing feedback to students: Can it enhance the feedback experience for staff and students?. Computers & Education, 58(1), 386-396.
Kearney, Matthew. "A learning design for student‐generated digital storytelling." Learning, Media and Technology 36.2 (2011): 169-188.
Ohler, J. (2006). The world of digital storytelling.Educational Leadership, 63(4), 44-47.