There are many ways to use WeVu.
That’s what makes it such an appealing solution for learning and training. Here we’ll try to encapsulate a few of the different ways WeVu is helping save teachers time and produce better learning outcomes in educational programs, training programs, and sports clubs.
It all starts with an assignment or exercise…
Figure out what your learners need to do. They're more confident when an activity is focused and fairly short.
Give clear instructions on what will be recorded. In a formal simulation activity you’ll be there to do this. On other assignments, students need a detailed description of the activity. You can even provide a traditional video demonstration that they watch in WeVu beforehand. That video can have pre-discussion and Q&A right on the video so students really understand what they’ll be doing.
They record themselves, or get recorded, using in-room equipment, a digital camera, or a phone. This is where you save a lot of time. The instructors, coaches, and peers don’t have to madly take notes for a debrief. They don’t even have to be there! Students could be in groups doing the activity on their own, anywhere.
This first part of the magic is the practice or performance itself. Half the battle for teachers of skills is just to make sure the students practice.
When they’re done, they upload to WeVu. Then they set the viewing permissions the instructor has chosen. It can be private between teacher and student; in peer groups; or for the whole class or team.
Now the second part of the magic happens. Those assessing the activity or giving feedback log in and see the list of student videos. Those people can be anywhere. They don’t have to spend all that time in person doing debriefing and watching painfully as the feedback goes in one ear and out the other for many students.
It’s really efficient to go through the student videos one by one. You can put as much feedback as you want right on the timeline of the video when you notice something that needs improvement. You can summarize your feedback and coaching, maybe with a grade, in the general comments area. Best of all, the student can get this feedback right away and keep it forever, returning to it before the next time doing this activity.
This is the WeVu application embedded here on the page.
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