Improving Collaborative Dialogues with POV Video

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Duane Kindt, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies


Until recently, educators have relied on either stationary or handheld camcorders to collect classroom data. With the development of point-of-view (POV) camcorders, however, naturalistic classroom events can be captured from a truly participant perspective. Over the past 2 years, I have conducted trials with POV camcorders to examine interaction in oral communication classes. One promising result of these trials is the use of POV video clips to create materials focused on increasing students’ classroom interactional competence (CIC) in collaborative dialogues (CDs). This exploratory paper provides a short description of POV trials and a selection of materials based on these recordings. It concludes with a discussion of further applications and potential research directions.