Taking Lecture Capture to the Next Level – postscript
Pedagogy, policy and support: taking lecture capture to the next level
and the mix of pedagogically and technically oriented sessions addressed this theme head-on. One of the main points emerging from the day was introduced right at the start by Prof Morag Bell (Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching)) who emphasised the need for institutions such as Loughborough to move from a model where adoption of lecture capture is at the discretion (whim?) of the individual module tutor to a model of strategic adoption at programme level. This is starting to happen at Loughborough and has already happened at a limited number of institutions, including several who were represented at the event – UCL (for whom Steve Rowett gave the first keynote), Newcastle and Aston.
The context for the day was also set in large part by the keynote on the student perspective delivered by Laz Zindovic, the outgoing VP Education of the Students’ Union. Laz has been very vocal during his year in office about the need for the University to aim for much wider adoption of lecture capture, and he restated to the audience all the benefits in students’ eyes (as a revision tool; for students such as elite athletes who have to spend time away from campus; for students with disabilities and additional needs such as dyslexia; etc).
We had very positive feedback from those who attended (and from the 22 external delegates in particular). On the basis of this feedback, we’re planning to develop this into an annual conference.
For a conference report, please refer to the excellent write-up by David Hopkins who is a learning technologist at the University of Leicester (and also owner of the well-known ‘Don’t Waste Your Time’ learning technology blog).