ReVIEW Live!

It might sound like an oxymoron but I can now announce an exciting new feature of our lecture capture service – ReVIEW Live! In six of the teaching rooms equipped with the latest generation ‘SafeCaptureHD’ capture appliances we’re now able to offer simultaneous capture and live streaming of lectures / presentations, with both the presenter andRead more

ReVIEW usage this semester

The ReVIEW lecture capture installations and server have been whirring away trying to keep up with demand over the last few weeks. Since the start of the semester, 308 new sessions(mostly lectures) have been captured, and there has been very postive feedback from students in areas that have just started using the system, such asRead more

ReVIEW lecture capture for student presentations

Dr Dave Elder-Vass is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and a recent user of the ReVIEW automated lecture capture system. In this video interview, Dave describes on camera his experiences and those of his students, expanding on his comments in an earlier blog post. Find out more about ReVIEW.  Read more

Lecture capture: rethinking what can be recorded

It’s the major ALT-C learning technology conference coming up next week in Manchester, and colleagues Jenny Narborough and Martin Ashby will be presenting a short Pecha Kucha session on lecture capture. Entitled “Lecture capture: rethinking what can be recorded”, the session will reflect on our experience at Loughborough of the ReVIEW lecture capture service beingRead more

Swivl in the teaching room

Update to initial review posted on April 24th: as I type, our first academic user of the Swivl tracking system, Prof Chris Szejnmann, Professor of Modern History, is using the Swivl in conjunction with a Zoom Q3HD pocket camcorder (which we highly recommend for its unmatched audio recording quality) to capture a seminar. To the bestRead more

Swivl 'personal cameraman' – first UK impressions

Our new Swivl presenter tracking system arrived yesterday, to great excitement in this office (well, from me anyway!) Judging by the fact that a Google search brings up no other UK reviews yet, I’m guessing this is probably one of the first in the country – unsurprising as Satarii, makers of the device, are onlyRead more

You've Been Framed!

One of the main practical issues we’ve faced with rolling out the ReVIEW lecture capture system on campus is that of ‘framing’. That is, how do you go about ensuring that the lecturer / presenter remains in shot? We’ve come up with a possible solution and submitted this to the JISC Elevator site for consideration.Read more

Upgrade to ReVIEW lecture capture system

On Monday 19th March, the ReVIEW lecture capture system will be down between 9am – 11am to allow for a major upgrade, from Echo 360 V3 to V5. This will bring in a number of significant new features for presenters and students, about which I’ll be blogging further next week.  Read more

The 'Instant Collaborate' kit

One of the uses to which we put our web conferencing software is the ‘Lunch and Lecture’ series which is part of an EU-sponsored Transport Technology MSc in Civil and Building Engineering. Each month the part-time MSc students gather for a lunch followed by an afternoon of lectures on transport planning topics by guest lecturers.Read more

Mathematics lecturing in the digital age

In this article published in the International Journal of Mathematical Education, Sven Trenholm, Lara Alcock and Carol Robinson of the Mathematics Education Centre “investigate issues related to the transformation of lecture practice by the emergence of e-lectures. ..[They] discuss the latter in terms of claims about the efficiencies offered by new technologies and contrast these withRead more

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