NoteVideo: Facilitating Navigation of Blackboard-style Lecture Videos

NoteVideo: Facilitating Navigation of Blackboard-style Lecture Videos


Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, Shengdong Zhao, Kevin McGee, Anshul Vikram Pandey




Khan Academy’s pre-recorded blackboard-style lecture videos attract millions of online users every month. However, current video navigation tools do not adequately support the kinds of goals that students typically have, like quickly finding a particular concept in a blackboard-style lecture video. We present NoteVideo and its improve version, NoteVideo+. The system starts by analyzing and identifying the conceptual ‘objects’ of a blackboard-style lecture video. It then creates a summarized image of the video and uses it as an in-scene navigation interface for the user to interact with. This allows users to directly jump to the video frame where that object first appeared and be discussed instead of navigating it linearly through time.


Shen is an HCI professor at the National University of Singapore working on realizing his vision of HeadsUp Computing, a new Interaction paradigm that can transform the way we live and interact with computers. In his free time, Shen loves to read, run, spend time with family and friends, and explore nature.

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