ERIC Number: ED389032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
The Use of Video as a Performance and Evaluation Instrument in Public Speaking Courses.
Reppert, James E.
For a public speaking instructor, his involvement in forensics as a graduate student led to the use of cameras as an instructional tool. Video technology can be used in the classroom to maximize overall student performance. All graded speeches were videotaped and evaluated in class, which allowed students an extra opportunity to view their peers, as they were required to write extensive critiques of all performances. Technological advances make it easier to place smaller camcorders, tripods and microphones in cramped classrooms. The videotapes also help students improve their presentations by being able to watch them over and over again in the privacy of their homes or dorm rooms. Students also occasionally use short video clips as visual aids in persuasive or informative speeches. Video should be a component of public speaking courses to enhance student improvement. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern States Communication Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1995).