WeVu has made quality online violin “lessons” possible. My students upload videos to WeVu. I then leave WeVu comments. After the student has had time to look over the comments, we meet up via Zoom for 10 - 30 minutes to discuss whatever couldn’t be addressed by my WeVu comments. I was thrilled that WeVu solved the Zoom problems of terrible tone quality, a constantly-freezing stream, and sound that doesn’t align with the motion. However, my students and I have quickly discovered other advantages: having to make recordings has proven to be motivational for practice and being able to see and hear exactly what I’m talking about has helped students understand what they need to change.
I heartily recommend WeVu for people teaching online music lessons.
'They were happier; I was happier.' I used WeVu with a guitar class. Two tests were on WeVu.
A great deal of class time was saved for instruction instead of summative assessment.
Some students tend not to perform well in front of others. Allowing uploads removed the nervousness factor.
Students can record many takes and submit their best performances through WeVu. So I can set higher standards for their performances.
It is much easier to give detailed feedback through WeVu than during an in-class session.
I allowed students to submit videos well before deadlines. I was able to assess and give feedback on their submissions within a day, allowing them to re-record, re-submit before the deadline and obtain higher grades. They were happier; I was happier.
WeVu has been a remarkable asset in my conducting classroom! The students are able to dive in deeply to assess every detail of their conducting technique and comment on it in a very specific way. As their teacher, the ability to ask direct questions and give specific feedback is invaluable!
It is a great tool, especially in situations when there is no time for talk.
I think WeVu is a really good device, especially for learning conducting. I am glad my professor decided to use this system. THANK YOU very much for designing and bringing this interface to university learning!
* In regular classes, for student submission of practice and assignments
* Recording of studio classes for review and discussion
* Student dialogue on video and audio from the web (e.g. opera history)
* Annotation of scores or set designs saved as images
* Academic presentations
* Auditions and admissions
A mix of paper, email, and in-person feedback isn’t efficient. Now that everyone has a high-quality recording device and we can share video and audio so effectively, it’s time to go digital for practice and feedback. Leave comments on a video!
Students expect more feedback, coaching, and mentoring than ever. But the demanding schedules of faculty make it really difficult to give enough feedback.
Whip through your students' recordings and leave meaningful points for them to work on.
Students upload practice videos and faculty give pointed, personal, time-stamped feedback. Students already take lots of video and upload it to YouTube and Instagram! They find it easy to do this and natural to get feedback this way.