Early feedback following iCritique's pilot project:
iCritique has been trailed by A level Media Studies students at Long Road 6th Form College, Cambridge, UK. During the pilot over 600 students and educators have signed up to view and discuss over 100 short videos.
The Guardian - Jerome Monahan- January 6th, 2004
"... iCritique's main virtue is its creation of discrete discussion areas tied to specific media works. Not only does this enable quick use of the site - returning to check if one's comments have raised a response could not be easier - but it is also a way of minimising "off-topic" work... Visitors wishing to track responses can do so by adding a particular video to a "watch list", which generates an email to them each time the discussion is added to.
... The software is a major breakthrough, according to Dr Julian Sefton-Green... of WAC Performing Arts and Media College (formally the Weekend Arts College) in north London. "It completes the circle of virtue begun by DV, giving students a sense that there is a broader audience for their work," he says."
TES Teacher - October 17th 2003
"... a radical, experimental 21st-century approach. The brainchild of Steve O'Hear, (iCritique) is a closed online community in which students and teachers can put up their digital media work which they can then 'critique' - comments can be posted and organised and can be shared with other schools... iCritique offers an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an imaginative project and help shape it."
Pete Fraser, Head of Media at Long Road College:
"iCritique has generated huge interest amongst students and given them the opportunity for both wider exposure and productive feedback... a really simple program which has huge potential to create wider communities amongst small scale video producers such as schools and colleges."