Video Killed the Radio Star…
…but not, we hope, the lecturer! Automated video lecture capture is perhaps the fastest growing area of learning technology within Higher Education, and it’s a technology that after a year’s piloting is now becoming embedded in the mainstream at Loughborough.
By the start of Semester 1 we’ll have 10 teaching rooms equipped with fixed lecture capture installations and Teaching Support are also be offering a mobile lecture capture service which can be delivered in pretty much any room on campus.
If you’d like to use ReVIEW, as the lecture capture service has now been rebranded*, please could you ask your Departmental Administrator to include your requirements on the Semester one request sheet. Facilities Management begin the room allocation process from July 26th.
*ReVIEW was previously known on campus as Echo 360, the commercial lecture capture system which currently underpins our service.
In rebranding the service as ReVIEW we hope to communicate to both academics and students what the service is about – and what it’s NOT about! It definitely IS about providing all students with a means of watching again specific sections of a lecture that they struggled with the first time around, and helping them to revise. And it IS about supporting DANS students and those with additional needs. It ISN’T about offering an alternative to attendance for campus-based students, and indeed research across the sector suggests that this concern about attendance isn’t reflected by how students actually make use of capture lectures.