Video Annotation with MediaNotes
MediaNotes has often been called the “track changes” for video. It allows you to annotate video and audio files similarly to how Word allows you to markup a document with comments. Here at BCLS we’ve been testing out MediaNotes within the clinical setting out at the Legal Assistance Bureau as part of an ATIG grant ("Legal Aid, 2.0" by Jan Wolfe). While this application demonstrates a strong use for MediaNotes in reviewing interview skills, there are many other ways that this program could be used in an educational setting.
Examples of use include;
- Evaluation and feedback of student performances in mock negotiations or trial practice
- Evaluation and commenting on videos used in instruction or previously recorded student performances
- Commenting on class presentations
MediaNotes allows you the ability create fully customizable tag sets, or borrow from the CALI community. This can allow you to start conversations with students in ways previously limited to text reviews or face-to-face discussions. As a member of CALI, BCLS faculty, staff, and students are offered MediaNotes free of charge while here. If you are interested in using MediaNotes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or try it out now by visiting www.cali.org.