University of Edinburgh

Video Analysis Workshop (with pupils with multiple disabilities and visual impairment)

Presented on 31 January 2008

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 9
Number of Respondents: 8

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?
I am beginning to use video more because I have increasingly become aware how valuable this is. Would like to have time with my colleague to analyse together.
Think about use of pause. Timing - be aware of background noise. Try to take more opportunities to video analysis.
Cascade to my colleagues, improve my observations which will impact my planning, reporting.
I will apply knowledge to my practice and pass on to support staff. It has made me more aware about why we video.
Continue to do 1:1 interactions with the children but use the observation sheets we were given.
Continue to use video to reflect back on day-to-day working and improve communication.
Setting up video diaries that can be used at reviews and to be sent home to parents/carers.
Self-analysis, to create appropriate service user video diaries, for use at reviews, enhance ways of working with SU's.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Being able to watch the variety of footage and analyse with the rest of the group.
Viewing and analysing different videos. Meeting others working in similar situations and sharing views/approaches.
Guidelines given out for observations of non-verbal communication. Sharing of experiences.
Sharing practice with others and learning from each other - good discussion.
Going over my piece of video and analysing it together as a group.
Simply watching other clips of video and hearing feedback from others.
Watching videos and hearing other people's comments.
Observing different approaches to diverse content both adult/child communications.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
All our use of technology! More time.
Too much time had to be taken up setting up videos, etc, of participants.
Information about various software/editing material available.
Not enough time to discuss - could talk all day about video analysis.
The weather!
Maybe suggest consistent technology.

Any other comments regarding the course?
This was an extremely worthwhile course and I would certainly recommend to colleagues if it is put on again.
I would like to follow this up with a course on video editing and then more analysis - especially in minute detail.
Would have preferred presenters to have used their own video excerpts.
So useful.  Would enjoy a similar day.
Not long enough - an extra day would be helpful.
Good, informative and can use practically.

Location and Venue

Convenient location for this course: No Response 1; Yes 6; No 1

Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Convenience of venue


Quality of venue


Likely to attend if venue was used again: No Response ; Likely 7; Less Likely 1 

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
I think the variety of courses being offered by the SSC is very good - I often look through the leaflets and see a lot that I would be interested in (if staff development fund was limitless!). Can't think of anything different I would suggest.
Video editing. Assessment - functional vision - use of other senses.
Awareness of various editing material and hands-on practical training.
Visual assessment.
Not sure what they provide - probably how to use and edit video equipment!

Outcomes Assessment

If you are a teacher, how would you rate this course in relation to the following
"Chartered Teacher Standard" components: Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes