Using a digital video annotation tool to teach dance composition

Gina Cherry*, Janice Fournier, Reed Stevens

*Corresponding author for this work

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Encouraging reflective thinking is particularly challenging in disciplines that focus on learning by doing. This paper describes how a computer-based video annotation tool called Video Traces can be used to facilitate reflection and critical evaluation in dance. The Video Traces system allows users to. capture video, and to annotate it by talking and gesturing. The resulting "video traces" are then saved and can be viewed, exchanged, and commented on by the creator and others, providing instructors and learners with a way to view and reflect on events which are normally ephemeral. In this paper, we present preliminary findings from a classroom-based study of our use of Video Traces in an undergraduate class in dance composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInteractive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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