Proceedings: GI 2016

An Investigation of Textbook-Style Highlighting for Video

Matthew Fong (UBC), Gregor Miller (UBC), Xueqin Zhang (UBC), Ido Roll (UBC), Christina Hendricks (UBC), Sidney Fels (UBC)

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2016: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1-3 June 2016, 201-208

DOI 10.20380/GI2016.26

  • BibTex

    author = {Fong, Matthew and Miller, Gregor and Zhang, Xueqin and Roll, Ido and Hendricks, Christina and Fels, Sidney},
    title = {An Investigation of Textbook-Style Highlighting for Video},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2016},
    series = {GI 2016},
    year = {2016},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {978-0-9947868-1-4},
    location = {Victoria, British Columbia, Canada},
    pages = {201--208},
    numpages = {8},
    doi = {10.20380/GI2016.26},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society / Soci{\'e}t{\'e} canadienne du dialogue humain-machine},
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Video is used extensively as an instructional aid within educational contexts such as blended (flipped) courses, self-learning with MOOCs and informal learning through online tutorials. One challenge is providing mechanisms for students to manage their video collection and quickly review or search for content. We provided students with a number of video interface features to establish which they would find most useful for video courses. From this, we designed an interface which uses textbook-style highlighting on a video filmstrip and transcript, both presented adjacent to a video player. This interface was qualitatively evaluated to determine if highlighting works well for saving intervals, and what strategies students use when given both direct video highlighting and the textbased transcript interface. Our participants reported that highlighting is a useful addition to instructional video. The familiar interaction of highlighting text was preferred, with the filmstrip used for intervals with more visual stimuli.