Online video assessment system dramatically improves presentation performance
OREM, UTAH (28 November 2011)
The first commercially available version of the GoReact online video feedback system was released today by SpeakWorks, Inc. at www.goreact.com.
The cloud-based GoReact system, developed at Brigham Young University in 2010, offers the perfect video coaching and analysis tool for both classroom and professional environments.
After being tested in more than 50 classes at BYU, instructors found that student participation in watching their own video (when not required) increased from 10% to over 90%. They also found that presenters improved significantly more using GoReact than with other critique processes.
GoReact takes the usual hassles out of recording a presentation for coaching or feedback. Normally instructors are forced to juggle recording media, feedback forms, uploading/downloading of video files, and more in order to successfully critique a recorded student presentation.
With GoReact, the entire process is managed online. Video is captured live with a webcam, reviewers (including any number of peers) can type comments and enter ratings in real time, and the commented video is then available instantly and securely to the presenter after recording is completed.
The GoReact system is useful in a number of instructional scenarios, including public speaking, group presentations, mock interviews, student teaching observation, mock trials, and even performing arts.
SpeakWorks, Inc. has been developing the commercially available version of GoReact, built from the original system developed at BYU. GoReact is now being piloted in university and corporate environments.
GoReact was originally developed at Brigham Young University and pioneered live in-class presentation feedback using its patent-pending sync technology. Today, GoReact is the premier platform for video-based skill development across many disciplines, simplifying the lives of instructors and coaches who use video to improve performance-based skills for their students. For more information, visit http://goreact.com.
Ken is a SaaS veteran with a passion for exceptional user experience. Prior to founding GoReact, he was president or COO at CrimeReports.com (sold to Motorola), AdvancedMD (sold to ADP), and Superstats.com (now Omniture, part of Adobe). He has a degree in Communication and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and follows his New England native Red Sox faithfully . . . as long as they’re not in last place.