Lecture capture at Loughborough in 2011/12
After a successful first full pilot year of operation, the ReVIEW automated lecture capture service will be back in 2011/12, underpinned as before by the Echo 360 system.
Last year over 500 ‘sessions’ were captured – not just lectures to students, but also inaugural lectures, staff development workshops, meetings, conferences, and a variety of other events. These sessions were captured in 10 ‘fixed’ lecture capture installations, and also using a mobile version of the system called ‘Personal Capture’. We’ve had almost uniformly postive feedback from users, with every respondent to a survey of registered presenters in early April indicating that they intended to continue using the service.
In 2011/12 we hope to have expanded availability, with scheduled (automated) lecture capture potentially available in every teaching room with a built-in PC. I’ll be posting again with an update on this in early August.
Academic colleagues wishing to have lectures captured in semester one should flag this up to their department / school administrator as part of the room booking / allocation process, specifying whether you would like the captures to be audio + computer or video + computer. Even if you cannot be accommodated in one of the teaching rooms with ‘fixed’ ReVIEW installations, we will do our best to meet your requirements using the software-only versions of ReVIEW / Echo 360.
For queries or ‘non-academic’ bookings, please contact review [at] lboro.ac.uk .