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The use of online video case studies and teacher education

, Pepperdine University, United States

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This study explores the optimal characteristics and components that should be included in an online video case study (OVCS). It also provides a variety of models for implementing OVCS, as well as identifies the technologies that are best used for delivering the key elements of OVCS.

The three round Delphi process adopted for this study involved 20 experts who were selected on the basis of their knowledge of case study methodology, teacher education and online technology. These experts had experience in text-based cases, video-based cases, and online video case studies.

As a result of the three rounds, a set of 35 optimal components and characteristics that should be included in an OVCS for teacher education were developed. More specifically, these characteristics could be categorized into five areas: (a) ancillary materials to be included online with the case video, (b) key perspectives that discuss issues and topics within the video, (c) tools for online case discussion and further study, (d) characteristics of classroom video used in the case study, and (e) methods of case facilitation. Three additional categories were developed—those that should: (a) always be included in OVCS, (b) usually be included in OVCS, and (c) sometimes be included in OVCS, depending on the design or purpose of the case.

In addition, the participants were able to agree on 30 different implementation strategies. The primary difference in the implementation strategies was based on when and what to do before, during, and after viewing the case video. The experts strongly agreed that many options for combining face-to-face and online technology use are needed.

Finally, the expert panel recommended that a combination of both video and text should be used to deliver the optimal components of an OVCS. Though the experts indicated that video should always be included as a component in an OVCS, they felt it should be delivered through multiple delivery options.

By the third round there emerged a growing consensus that video case studies delivered on the Internet offer tremendous potential for bridging the gap between theory and practice in teacher education programs for both preservice and inservice teachers.


Perry, G.Y. The use of online video case studies and teacher education. Ph.D. thesis, Pepperdine University. Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .

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