Video-based learning with smallPART

smallPART is an application where you can learn directly “in the video”. Pupils or students can ask questions or give feedback directly in the video. Marking in the image is also possible without any effort.

Use recordings from online lessons for structured video-based learning.

New: Integration of single, multiple and open questions for tests and exams

Video-based learning with smallPART

 

selfdirected media assisted learning lectures & Process Analysis Reflection Tool

Self-directed media-based learning presentations & reflection tool for process analysis

It is very easy to use: create the course, insert the video and describe the task. The learners in the course see the video and the task.
They comment with one click in the running video with colour code green, red, white. The teachers see all comments and can answer and approve them.

In contrast to conventional learning platforms, learning takes place directly with – in the video and not only in the form of a text analysis of the video.

There are many possible applications for learning and teaching with smallPART

Cooperation between working groups at the University of Tübingen and the TU Kaiserslautern

With the application smallPART, EGroupware receives an extension for video-supported learning & teaching. The tool was developed in a cooperation between working groups at the University of Tübingen and the TU Kaiserslautern. The further development and integration into EGroupware is part of a current collaboration between the TU Kaiserslautern (Prof. Dr. Christoph Thyssen and Arash Tolou) and EGroupware.  The aim is to create a scientifically based learning platform in EGroupware.

Didactic development of smallPART

The further development of smallPART is accompanied by subject didactics through the cooperation with the TU Kaiserslautern. After each learning cycle with the participants of the TU Kaiserslautern and other users, the tool is analysed and further developed according to the feedback regarding usability and learning effectiveness.

Application scenario 1: Interactive lecture or introduction video

  • Learners ask questions at video moments in the form of comments marked in red
  • Teachers edit & reply to the comments and then set them to green
  • Teachers decide whether comments are visible to all, for example to use the learning experiences of others.

Advantage: Simple operation and good overview so that open questions can be found and answered quickly

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Application scenario 2: Analysis of processes, e.g. work in the laboratory, equipment operation or driving school situation ...

  • Videography of processes and procedures
  • Supplementing the video via teaching comments at specific times
  • Integration of questions / observation tasks on video situations and / or depositing of markers in the “picture” to highlight picture areas
  • Learners respond via comments, re-tweets or mark relevant elements in the video, e.g. sources of danger, people or operating elements

Benefit: Automation and process analysis with easy learning & feedback

New: Exams and tests with smallPART

 

With EGroupware 21.1, smallPART combines videos and exams in one tool!

For the exam mode, the focus is also on ease of use:
Create course, insert video, create & publish test questions.
The learners in the course see the video and the exam questions with countdown directly at the same time.

Question types for test & exams: Single-choice, multiple-choice and open text questions

Cooperation between TU Kaiserslautern and EGroupware GmbH

The aim is to create a scientifically sound video-based learning platform in EGroupware. After each learning cycle with the participants of the TU Kaiserslautern and other users, the tool is analysed and further developed according to the feedback regarding usability and learning effectiveness.

smallPART emerged from a cooperation of working groups at the University of Tübingen, the TU Kaiserslautern and EGroupware GmbH. The further development and integration into EGroupware takes place within the framework of the current cooperation between the TU Kaiserslautern (Prof. Dr. Christoph Thyssen and Arash Tolou) and EGroupware.  With the integration of video and exams in one tool, the next logical step was taken and thus another use case was created, in addition to the comments and markings of the previous version.

Enter exam questions and set evaluation

The teacher creates or imports his questions for the exam

  • Single and multiple-choice question types are available, as well as open questions with answer instructions for correction.
  • When the question is created via the video, the start time is set automatically, but it can be adjusted at any time, as can the duration of the display.
  • Optionally, a question can be marked as a compulsory question, the answers can be displayed in random order or the mode of evaluation for multiple-choice questions can be changed.
  • By default, questions are displayed in exams instead of the comment function, but you can also combine it.

Advantage: Easy operation, good overview and largely automatic evaluation!

Questions, answers and ratings

As a teacher, you choose between different views:

  • Video with the running questions for control
  • All questions about a course or video at a glance
  • All answers at a glance, filter to select participants, display of answers and correction status (e.g. 100%)
  • Manual (post-)correction with entry of the score e.g. for open questions, including display of the sample answer and remark for correction
  • All questions, results and comments can be exported.

Advantage: Easy control, automation & feedback

Would you like to test smallPART?

The easiest way to test smallPART is to use one of our test environments:

Alternatively, you can install EGroupware as a basis and authentication for smallPART and test it on your own server.

smallPART in the German Cloud DSGVO compliant

Special offer smallPART for schools & universities

  • 50 GB storage for videos
  • unlimited number of users and concurrent users
  • minimum contract period 1 year
  • Price 495€ / year plus VAT

The other collaboration applications of EGroupware are explicitly not available here, although they can be ordered additionally at any time!

We would be glad to send you a corresponding offer and a data processing contract.
Please send us an email to smallpart(at)egroupware.org.

Integrating smallPART into learning platforms via LTI

smallPART requires an installation of EGroupware as a basis, since authentication and database tables are created with it. However, participants can also use smallPART exclusively in the learning platform of their choice, provided that courses can be published there via LTI. LTI is the typical exchange format for courses on learning platforms and is supported by Moodle and OpenOlat, for example. In the video on the left side you can see how the LTI link is generated and then included in OpenOlat.

The link here below leads to an example of a course at the OpelOlat of the TU Kaiserslautern (you get logged in as a guest without registration).

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  • What is behind smallPART?
  • Easy operation for teachers and learners
  • Application examples

Why is learning with videos increasingly important?

Learning videos are becoming more and more popular. Both among students and among teachers and lecturers.

  • Video learning is easier to consume than reading long explanations
  • Different format for taking in information and a successful change from normal lessons
  • Complex topics can be simply prepared and explained
  • Learning with smallPART is interactive, appeals to multiple senses and uses feedback

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