Behavioral research in training and education is a wide-ranging subject with various research fields. Including learning and cognitive skills, educational effectiveness, learning disabilities and evaluation of new teaching methods. Structured behavioral observation is an important research tool to understand such complex processes.
To properly face these challenges, a large number of research projects must be addressed.
Mangold International supports such research projects with professional behavior observation, recording and analysis solutions.
Computer based video analysis and its results fill the gap between theory and practice and can impart the necessary knowledge for reality in teaching. This makes video analysis of real teaching sequences is an excellent tool for student teachers.
Capturing video during observations is essential for post-analysis:
The complex challenge is the analysis and interpretation of the recorded video footage. Accomplishing this without a professional tool, such as Mangold INTERACT, is a very time consuming and error prone task.
Performing professional video analysis with Mangold INTERACT enables accelerated answers to complex research questions in reasonable time, which would be impossible to answer through live observation.
The goal is to produce a maximum of professional insights and research results with minimum effort. This can only be achieved with tools that empower a smooth workflow, starting from the audio- and video recording, to professional behavior analysis, all the way to the statistical reporting of the collected data.
Developing such professional tools is what Mangold International has specialized in for more than 25 years now.
The portable observation lab from Mangold International is the first choice for conducting video based observations in the field.
All necessary audio and video components are housed in a trolley and can be easily transported to the job site.
Whether at school, at campus, or at a shopping mall - Mangold's portable observation lab is set up in minutes.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Holodynski
The Institute of Educational Psychology uses video analysis in teacher education very intense.
For example, students analyze recorded lesson samples regarding the various facets of classroom management as a significant dimension of a successful teaching. The analysis is performed with the Mangold INTERACT software.
Furthermore, the University of Münster has developed a comprehensive online platform that offers lesson videos for future teachers: “Video based lesson analysis: Early Science (ViU). The aim of this project is to train future teachers in their teaching performance and their pedagogical skills.
The „Department of Teacher Education and School Research“ is Norway’s leading academic milieu in the fields of teacher education, subject didactics, educational leadership and school relevant educational research. The research focuses mainly on interdisciplinary educational research and on pedagogical and methodological research.
The development of an innovative research method, based on video analysis in an observational lab of Mangold International, cements the excellent reputation of this institute. The research results provide important approaches to teacher training, also in an international context such as the participation in international studies (e.g. PISA).
Prof. Amy Lederberg
The primary goal of the Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) is to address the question” “What is the best way to teach deaf and hard of hearing children to read?” Currently, the center is using computerbased video analysis and the software Mangold INTERACT to describe deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s language arts instruction in 29 schools across the United States. By quantifying classroom instruction, the center will be able to relate the characteristics of the children’s classroom instruction to the amount they learn in a school year.
The goal is to identify what instructional strategies appear to work with what children. More information is available on the CLAD website. http://clad.gsu.edu/content/home