Beyond YouTube: Using a Cloud-Based Video System to Generate Better Conversations About Teaching

ID: 54428 Type: Best Practices
  1. Jill Wood and David Allen, Kansas State University, United States

Wednesday, March 20 11:30-11:45 AM Location: Sunset 2 View on map

Presider: Elaine Hoter, Talpiot Academic college, Israel

Abstract: During the past six years, Kansas State University has developed a video-based supervision system which has become the basis for the university’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. This system, developed in conjunction with KSU’s undergraduate program, currently functions as the core supervision model for both programs and is being utilized by students locally as well as around the world. Through the use of tablet technology, in conjunction with the Swivl™ Robot, faculty supervise students in early field experience courses, methods practicums, and student internships in a solely digitally-mediated environment. KSU currently has over 200 Swivl™ Robots deployed in multiple schools across the country and internationally to meet the needs of place-bound students. With the use of Swivl’s™ cloud-based platform, supervisors leave time-stamped, video-embedded feedback which encourages greater growth in student performance. This practice led to the development of specific reflection protocols for students as well as a method to provide feedback in a manner consistent with a growth mindset and effective mentoring practices. This session will discuss these protocols and how they are used in field experiences at multiple levels to create productive conversations between students and supervisors.


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