Employing POV Video to Develop Interactional Competence in Oral Communication Courses


With the recent development of relatively lightweight and inexpensive point of view (POV) camcorders, naturalistic classroom events can now be captured from a truly participant perspective. Over the past two years, the presenter has conducted trials with a number of these head-held camcorders to examine the nature of interaction in oral communication classes at a private Japanese university. One promising result of these trials is the use of POV video clips to create materials focused on the development of students’ classroom interactional competence, particularly in collaborative dialogues. This presentation provides a brief description of the camcorders, their introduction to and use with students, and a selection of POV-derived materials emphasizing 1) classroom language, 2) communication strategies, and 3) nonverbal communication. The presenter concludes with a discussion of further applications, plans for the current academic year, and potential research directions.

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Duane Kindt, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan

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Conference: ACTC2013
Stream: Technology in the Classroom

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