Welcome to the first of a weekly blog series. We plan to cover all things tech and education to keep you informed. That is where we got the title Techformation.
I was at PETE&C in February and attended a session covering online teaching. It was in this session that I was first introduced to WeVideo. This is a online video editing service. I know there are many different online video editing services (including YouTube) but this one is a little different. It allows you to collaborate with someone on a project.
“WeVideo makes video creation accessible to everyone, using cloud-based technologies to make it easier, faster and more convenient. Because it’s cloud-based, we make social video editing possible, where people come together online to collaborate on a video project. ” (WeVideo Website)
There is a limitation to this collaboration. It is asynchronous. You cannot have two people working on a project at exactly the same time. (like you can in a Google doc) If that happens when the video is saved a second version is created. Then someone would have to try to sort out the conflict and merge the two versions together. So some scheduling might have to happen. There is no way of know that someone else is working on the file. So unless you schedule work times you could end up with these kinds of conflicts. The new copies will list who made the changes and all the new copies will be in the project folder.
One major advantage is that you can share video resources. Imagine students working from two different states or countries creating a video together using video they took at their schools. There would be no need to set up any sharing service. No reason to wait for download time on the videos. All the resources go into the cloud.
The cost: Free …but you might want to get the upgrades. Below you will find the table of pricing for the education license. The non-educational(personal) licence is about 3 times as much for the ultra account.
I thought it would be fun to edit one with the DEN. Check out the video below and add your 2 cents. In a few weeks I will repost our efforts.
If you don’t have an account use this link Invite . Set up your account, click through the intro screen and click accept.
If you do have an account then just comment your WeVideo username at the bottom of this post and I will invite you to the folder.
Only the first 50 people who click this will be able to take part in the fun.