Using YouTube in Online Courses to Observe and Evaluate Pre-Service Teacher Performance

Presenters:   John Golzy, Mark Abendroth, Eileen O’Connor

Education faculty members in mathematics, social studies, and science required that their students videotape, upload, and share  private YouTubes of mini lessons within online “methods” courses.    These faculty shared ideas, experiences, YouTube-links, and assessment strategies during the semester as their parallel courses were conducted.  Upon completion of the courses, they polled their collective insights, presenting their findings at a SUNY conference and disseminating the results through a peer reviewed journal.   Overall, these faculty gained rich perspectives on their pre-service teachers’ lessons through these live observations and they generated strategies for improved assignment modeling and assessment in future courses.

Link to prerecorded Elluminate session:  Using YouTube in Online Courses to Observe and Evaluate Pre-Service Teacher Performance

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