Posted by Andrew Dunn on 24 April, 2012
Tony Churchill gave a presentation at DL Forum on Tuesday 24/4/12 on lecture capture. He talked about a project funded by Echo 360 – a supplier of lecture capture software. The project looked at uses of lecture capture software beyond simply recording and posting lectures for students to revisit.
The project looked at taking recorded lectures and cutting them up into 15 minute snapshots which can then be used a subsequent year to support students’ learning. The snapshots could be posted in VLEs before face-to-face lectures to provide students with background knowledge and free up time in lectures for more interaction and discussion. Recordings of face-to-face lectures can be used to support DLs.
Short snapshots of lectures can be made publicly available and used as effective recruitment tools.
Denise Sweeny reported on a lecture capture project going on at the University of Leicester at the moment. Using Adobe Connect and/or open source software OpenEyA (see www.openeya.org for more information) lecturers from Media and Communication and from Chemistry have captured 5 hours of UG lectures and 12 hours of PGT lectures and have posted them in Bb with no guidance or instructions on how students should use them. This term they will measure use of the captured lectures using Bb Analytics, focus groups, an online questionnaire and extended interviews. They want to measure how often the lectures are accessed and how students use them. They will also gather data on student demographics and their preferred modes of study.
If you want help and advise on capturing your own teaching sessions contact Simon Kear email@example.com in BDRA.