Although video technology has been available for several decades, the collection and use of classroom video data for supporting and improving teaching and learning can still be considered to be in its infancy.A variety of research and professional development projects have made use of video data, revealing promising initial outcomes and identifying many possibilities for its use. However, relatively little systematic research has been conducted on the feasibility and effectiveness of various types and uses of video in education (Brophy, 2004). This paper outlines the nature and virtues of video data, and describes several Australian examples of research and professional development projects that utilise classroom video data. It reports some of the formative evaluations attesting to the positive outcomes of these projects, as well as some of the challenges associated with them. Finally, it anticipates possible future directions for the use of classroom video data for supporting and improving teaching and learning.
Hollingsworth, Hilary, "Learning about teaching and teaching about learning: Using video data for research and professional development" (2005).