Woodworking Revisited – Employing State-of-the-Art Video Technologies in Educational Contexts



This paper presents the outcome of the research project WOODWORKING REVISITED. Within the framework of the two-year project, the two university teams collaborated with the Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing and the Waldorf Vienna West School to document selected woodworking techniques on video. Formats and dissemination strategies were developed in a collaborative process including pupils and experts at all project stages. The formats were based on established content such as the “Nifty” style found on Buzzfeed (ref.) and further developed for the new immersive possibilities of 360° video. In order to compare the formats and test their efficiency, content produced in both formats was evaluated together with pupils of a technical school for woodworking. The team conducted a study that showed the suitability of both formats for the purpose.