From passively watching to actively learning: ViDeX, a robust video player that supports learning from personalized video

Title From passively watching to actively learning: ViDeX, a robust video player that supports learning from personalized video
Faculty/College/Unit Applied Science
Status Active
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2016
Project Summary

Students who look at their older textbooks can tell that they are theirs. Their learning history is engraved into the highlights, notes and page folds. In contrast, video players merely support a linear maladaptive viewing experience more suited to music videos than educational content. We bring our research on interactive video and evidence-based pedagogies to support active engagement and learning with personalized video content at UBC. Our video interface, ViDeX, leverages textbook-like affordances for video. ViDeX supports learning with bookmarking, highlighting, ToC, annotation and indexing. ViDeX also supports crowdsourcing by aggregating information across learners, offering students and instructors formative feedback. Finally, ViDeX supports revisiting older videos through advanced search capabilities and by saving personal viewing history. Overall, this project is identifying video needs of students and instructors, and evaluate solution approaches from pedagogical, usability, and technological perspectives, towards more strategic, effective, and active learning from video. See https://vimeo.com/142594921 for a demo of one prototype.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Sidney Fels
Year 1: Funded Amount 123,978
Year 1: TLEF Showcase Year 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 2: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Sidney Fels
Year 2: Funded Amount 110,010
Year 2: Team Members

Luis Linares, Senior Instructor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
Ido Roll, Senior Manager Research and Evaluation, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology