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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Monroe, William Taggart
Author's Email Address wtmonroe@gmail.com
URN etd-06012012-160049
Title A Case Study on Video Annotation-Supported Knowledge Development in a Professional Domain
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Denny, Kenton Committee Co-Chair
Lou, Yiping Committee Co-Chair
Kennedy, Eugene Committee Member
Pawlowski, Suzanne Committee Member
Jin, Tao Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • deliberate practice
  • verbal analysis
  • expertise
  • video annotation
  • professional skills
Date of Defense 2012-05-14
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Video has long been used to support learner reflection in professional education programs

in law, health, and education. Emerging video analysis tools offer learners the ability to highlight segments of video and focus their attention to specific moments or aspects of performance. These emerging tools afford opportunities for more systematic observation, analysis, and deliberate reflection on learner performance than was available previously. Expertise research has found that representative, rigorous tasks followed by immediate feedback and error correction constitute deliberate practice. Training environments that incorporate deliberate practice and emerging video annotation and analysis tools provide opportunities for learners pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in a systematic way.

The purpose of this descriptive case study was to utilize a mixed method approach that would allow the identification and reveal the development of learner knowledge in an ill- structured professional domain. Data consisting of categorical, evaluative, and descriptive video annotations were collected from a legal interviewing and counseling course. Data were analyzed using Chi's (1997) verbal analysis approach. Verbal analysis is a methodology for quantifying the qualitative coding of the content of verbal utterances. Results imply that verbal analysis may be a useful method for other ill-structured professional domains. While the concept of reflection remains ambiguous, the method demonstrated in this study also provides a means to analyze reflective artifacts to reveal the content or object of reflections. Finally, results suggest that it may be possible to evaluate the development of learner knowledge in ill-structured professional domains.

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