Kevin Hodgson says, "We often have discussions about whether or not technology and media and connectiveness is changing our perceptions of what it means to write."
And so begins a comment riff between us (I hope among us if others will join in) on his found poem/video "What is Writing, Anyway?". All of this is made 'frictionless' (read--easy) by Vialogues ( https://vialogues.com/). Vialogues allows you to upload videos, use youtube videos or borrow from others on the site which you can mark up. The annotations can include Q&A, multiple choice questions, and comments/threaded discussion. Comment and threaded discussion are the star attrations of the show.
Here is vialogue based on a video that one of Kevin's students created for his class this past Spring: https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/4012 ; I am sure Kevin and his student would appreciate some useful comments and discussion. It is open to the public for the moment so play nice.
It should be obvious to any teacher how this jacks into our students' love of video/YouTube/Vimeo/allthings vid. We have hacked the vid with text, but I think this is quite a bit better than the generic and juvenile commentariat at YouTube otherwise known as troll magnets.
I would like to see people use this to open up their workflow as they comment on how they used certain tools in making videos and what thought and work choices they made. Think of it as a director's commentary to a DVD. I would really value such and I think Vialogues can manage it.
I would like to see the addition of other embeddable media here: slideshares, scribr, box, dropbox, but I am happy for now. And it is FREE.
Via Terry Elliott