Why use video feedback in education

Why use video feedback in education

Monday, 20 July, 2015

By using video and audio recordings in education, students and educators can receive, and benefit from, direct feedback.

Why use video feedback in education

Benefits for students

Students are raised with TV and internet and are accustomed to interacting with images and videos. They are used to receiving information by watching short movie clips. On a daily basis, students find themselves browsing YouTube for information (and for fun, of course). In training and simulation situations including, for example, a simulated nurse-patient interaction, students can learn a lot.

Recent research [1] tells us that it is important to first deal with emotions in a medical encounter before trying to convey an important message, such as a treatment plan.

Benefits of video feedback for educators

Bill Gates tells us in his TedX Talk that teachers need real feedback.

Findings show that educators can use video to reflect on their own behavior. In fact, research [2] shows that by seeing themselves on video, professionals are able to improve their receptive, informative, and relational skills.

Bill Gates: “We need a system that helps all our teachers be as good as the best”. A high school teacher: “I think that video exposes so much of what's intrinsic to us as teachers in ways that help us learn and help us understand, and then help our broader communities understand what this complex work is really all about”.

Watch the TedX Talk [3] to learn more about Bill Gates’ vision to educate the educators!

Video Technology for feedback

If you are looking to implement video feedback throughout your facility for simulation and training sessions for your students, as well as feedback sessions for your staff, a complete package with video and audio technology including markers and comments is the best solution. Implementing a complete solution might sound extensive, but it can be done by setting up between 4 and 8 IP cameras in a couple of rooms. If you don’t want to equip a number of rooms, you can choose a portable solution, which includes a suitcase with a microphone, cameras, and a laptop.

With the development of IP cameras, it is no longer necessary to control cameras from the experiment room or from an adjacent room. The teacher can be in control! Using specially-developed software [4], the video recordings are stored safely and securely and can only be accessed by the right person.

After being recorded, the videos are immediately available for debriefing. Whether the video feedback is used to train psychology students in interview techniques or to provide the English faculty team with examples of working teaching methods, your organization will notice that procedures have changed for the better. By using the latest video and audio management and control technology [4], you will see that it doesn’t require a major investment to achieve a maximal return.


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  1. Sep, M.S.C.; Osch, M. van; Vliet, L.M. van; Smets, E.M.A.; Benzing, J.M. (2014). The power of clinicians’ affective communication: How reassurance about non-abandonment can reduce patients’ physiological arousal and increase information recall in bad news consultations. An experimental study using analogue patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 95, 45-52. http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0738-3991/PIIS0738399114000081.pdf.
  2. Fukkink, R.G.; Trienekes, N.; Kramer, L.J.C. (2011). Video feedback in education and training: putting learning in the picture. Educational Psychology Review, 23 (1), 45-63.
  3. https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_teachers_need_real_feedback
  4. Viso: Multi-room, multi-video recording suite. Including in sync recording of audio. http://www.noldus.com/viso
  5. Images by Akiyao from the University of Michigan Medical School (Own work). [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons