|Scooped by John Dalziel|
A tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos; ideal for blended and flipped learning environments.
John Dalziel's insight:
VideoAnt is a tool for adding annotations and comments to web-hosted videos; ideal for blended and flipped learning environments.
VideoAnt supports annotation of different video files as well as YouTube videos.
► Ants refer to VideoAnt annotated videos and
► Ant Farm is a users account dashboard.
NOTE: To be able to save and access your collection of Ants, users need to have their own free account.
When a new Ant is created, users are directed to the annotation page where they can add and manage annotations and edit privacy and sharing settings.
Finished Ants can be shared publicly using different sharing options including an embed code to use in a website or blog. Users can also share Ants with groups of users.
Practitioners may want to create a group for their course(s) and invite learners to join in; that way they can instantly share Ants with the whole group with a single click.
By granting learners permission to annotate, they can also annotate Ants and comment on each others videos.
As you can see, from what I've said so far, VideoAnt is ideal for educational purposes and can be used for a variety of instructional purposes some of which include...
► creating lecture presentations,
► using VideoAnt as group discussion,
► student VideoAnts as critical reflection or self-assessment, and
► student VideoAnt as peer review or small group discussion. VideoAnt is one to try at least!