WeVu for Skills and Trades
Learners use their phones to record their skills.
They upload to share with peers and teachers for pinpoint, time-specific feedback and assessment.
If you're teaching or learning skills and students are not using video to demonstrate their progress, get feedback, and show their competency...
What are you waiting for?
Here's our post predicting (boldly) that all skills learning will use student-recorded video in just a few years...
How are Skills Programs and Trades Educators using WeVu?
Finally, an educational technology that supports hands-on learning.
Easy video sharing and pinpoint feedback for better learning.
Research Supported Innovation
"Students' positive comments about the experience of videotaping their performance included: the value of peer support and encouragement; an obvious and strong sense of teamwork to complete the task; the opportunity to engage in peer feedback, self-reflection, and self-evaluation; and learning from other team members. Students also reported that the video approach seemed less subjective than being evaluated by a live observer; and they welcomed the opportunity to repeat the skill until they mastered it (deliberate practice), using peer review and evaluative comments to improve their performance and learn new information." (DeBourgh & Prion, 2016. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship)
WeVu is really simple.
Students record and upload.
Teachers see their skills and give feedback.
See students practice. Without being there.
Give feedback and do assessments across time and space
Huge benefits for programs
Trades programs need to produce job-ready graduates. Programs need to demonstrate that they’ve trained their students. WeVu can significantly lower instructional costs as students can do skills practice, demonstration, and assessment wherever, whenever.
You don't need to be there
WeVu uses students’ phones or program webcams as recording equipment. Videos get uploaded to the cloud, helping you get a handle on the challenge of limited instructor time and limited training space.
Phones and the Cloud. Simple.
WeVu allows students to upload practice videos and faculty to easily go through students’ video practice and give pointed, personal, time-stamped feedback. Students already take lots of video and upload it to YouTube and Instagram. Easy.
WeVu is for learning skills. Technical or interpersonal skills.
For example, Here's a screenshot of a nursing student, recorded on a phone by the third member of this group.
The comments pane on the right has the professor's comments and the student's responses.
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