Category Archives: Research Related

Video Feedback Community

Thanks to everyone who attended my CHEP 2016 practice session yesterday on Providing Video Feedback on Assignments. After my presentation I spoke with several people who were interested in creating a private community where educators could discuss issues related to providing video feedback. This community would be a place to discuss platform/software/technical issues and to discuss ways to maximize the value of the video feedback provided to students. Thus, I have decided to keep the “Video Feedback” community I created for the practice session and will enroll educators into this community upon request. Please send me an email if you would like to join the conversation (make sure you send this email from the account you have linked to a Google+ profile).

The Video Feedback community can be accessed by selecting the image below. If you are not yet a member and would like to join, you can ask to join the community while viewing the community information. I recommend you list your academic affiliation on your Google+ profile so I know your interest in the community is genuine.

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Providing Video Feedback on Assignments

On Wednesday, February 10, at 10am, I will be giving a Practice Session at the 2016 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy on Providing Video Feedback on Assignments. I have posted below the material I will be using during this 50-minute session.

During the session I will discuss how to [1] create a video-feedback platform using SnagIt, Google+, Google Circles, and YouTube, [2] structure the process of providing video feedback, and [3] what to include in the feedback video. I plan to share what I have learned from experimenting with Google Apps and screen capture software, and from recording over 300 assignment feedback videos.

Click on the image below to access the first Google Doc that will be used during the practice session. This document provides instructions on what participants will need to do to be able to engage in the session.

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The second Google Doc below provides guidance on how to set up a Google Apps platform for a course.

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The slides below provide some initial results from my research into providing video feedback on assignments.


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Filed under Assignments, Course Related, Feedback, Formative assessment, google, Google Apps, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Glass, New Media Seminar, Research Related, Snagit, Video, Video Feedback, Virginia Tech, YouTube

Opening for a Google Glass / Android Developer

Virginia Tech’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology is looking for a Google Glass / Android Developer to support the development of programs for the new platform. This is a great opportunity for someone to join the Google Glass Team at VT and help us develop some exciting new applications for the platform. Additional information about the position is provided below.

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Who we are?

A group of four Virginia Tech faculty building teaching and research applications for Google Glass.  We’re looking for a couple of rockstar developers.

What’s the position like?

A full stack Android developer to work on two applications: a teaching platform and a mapping research project on Google Glass. Responsible for building  applications for Google Glass. You’ll work with the Android SDK until the Glass Development Kit (GDK) is available.

What are the minimum requirements:   

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a smart and diverse team
  • 1+ year(s) of development experience with Android SDK
  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs
  • Experience with live streaming data in an application
  • Experience with Google services
  • Ability to work part time on the Virginia Tech campus
  • Strong understanding of object oriented software principles, design patterns, and agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with automated test frameworks and test-driven development
  • Interested to explore new approaches to mirror world applications using Google Glass.

What would give you bonus points?

  • Experience with video/audio capture and streaming
  • Prior work that involved augmented reality, GIS, or interactive web maps
  • Experience working with 3D in a web browser (html5, x3dom, openGL, three.js, etc.)
  • An ability to analyze UX/UI workflows for quality/efficiency

To apply or learn more, please contact Peter Sforza at the Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information Technology — sforza@vt.edu or (540) 231-8935.


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Purchasing Glass

The following images, in chronological order, document my purchase of a Google Glass device. I have covered up one or two personal details, so not everything is shown. Google has developed what I considered to be an elegant and simple purchasing system. I hope this experience continues once I receive the device.

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Google Glass Invite

For those of you waiting to receive notification about when you can purchase your Google Glasses, it should look something like this if you applied for the Glass Explorer program through Google+. Once I have the device up and running in the next month or so, I will start sharing my experience with using the technology to transform the way I teach my seminar on sustainable development. Watch this space!

Invitation


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