Video Analysis Workshops for College and University Faculty

Bob Teese

Students find video capture and analysis both educational and compelling. Current video analysis tools are powerful as well as educationally effective for advanced physics majors as well as introductory physics students.

The LivePhoto Physics project is offering NSF-funded workshops for university and college faculty interested in using digital video analysis in student research, lectures, tutorials, homework assignments, and laboratories. These 3-day and 5-day workshops will cover capture and analysis techniques for a range of topic areas such as mechanics, thermal physics, wave propagation, electricity, magnetism, and optics. In addition, the literature on the impact of digital video analysis on student learning will be reviewed. A collection of video-based curricular materials and video clips will be provided to participants.  Follow-up activities and on-line communication will allow participants to share videos, activities and ideas for teaching.

There will be no tuition or fees. Room and board for faculty and instructional staff from US institutions will be provided, and those with demonstrated need may also apply for travel grants. The workshop leaders are  Bob Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology), Priscilla Laws (Dickinson College), Pat Cooney, and Maxine Willis.

Three-day workshops will be held July 16-18, 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and in July, 2009 in Ann Arbor, MI.  A five-day workshop will be held June 8-12, 2009 in Rochester, NY. For more information, visit

Robert Teese ( is in the Department of Physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology.