Using TPACK as an overarching development framework, we encourage and support the effective use of digital tools and services alongside your subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. This proposes that these three knowledge forms are essential components of a modern learning and teaching experience, where we consider each of them equally in the design and delivery of our teaching.
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Although this guide focuses predominantly on lecture capture, the digital tools and systems we have in place for lecture capture can also be used for additional activities, including the recording of student presentations and providing audio/video feedback on students’ work.
“Lecture Capture” has been available at Leeds Beckett University since 2011. Over the past few years there has been an increased use of the system as awareness of it has grown, but we know that many more of our students could benefit from lecture capture use.
According to Walker et al (2014) the sector continues to expand its use of lecture capture and this guide will help you identify how you might wish to use lecture capture within your course delivery.
Digital Tools and Services
Our University’s lecture capture system is known as Replay. It uses recording software called Panopto, which is installed on the PCs in all teaching spaces. You can also install it on your office PC or Mac via our Software Centre, or download it from the Replay site to install on your own personal computer. You can access the Replay site using this address https://replay.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/ and logging in using the “MyBeckett” option.
Panopto recordings are not made automatically based on timetable information and require an intervention by you to make them happen. Firstly, they can be pre-scheduled by request in all teaching rooms, using the form on the webpage above or by contacting the IT Service Desk on 22222. Secondly, you can also manually record a session in any classroom using the Panopto recorder application which is available on the desktop. The default set up is the recording of the desktop screen, slides and voice. The system can also record video with the addition of a webcam, but this is not a requirement.
As the creator of the recordings, you are in control of the privacy. When you make a recording you can choose who to share the recording with.
You can to share it with no one (private to you), with an individual staff member or student, via email address with small groups of students, or cohorts of students (using the MyBeckett integration).
You can also pause the recording during the teaching session and edit the recording after the session if you wish to.
Another tool available to support you in delivering your video content is Leeds Beckett TV: http://tv.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/ which you can use to host and embed video content.
In addition to this, there are some other online tools that can stream a teaching session live and record it, such as Google Hangouts on-air and Adobe Connect.
Adobe Connect is also an online synchronous lecture tool that allows staff to conduct a webinar or online session which can also be recorded and shared at a later date.
This can allow students to engage in the session from a variety of locations as long as they have internet access. There is also an opportunity for them to post questions or even speak during the session if they have a microphone, and you have this feature enabled.
If you would like to know more about how to potentially use these tools in your learning and teaching please contact the Centre for Learning & Teaching firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the systems be found on the Teaching & Learning resource site. https://teachlearn.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/guides/learning-systems-guides/
Examples and Case Studies
In this video Suzanne Young talks about her use of Adobe Connect to allow her students to engage with her lectures live but from different locations.
This case study looks at how you can use screen capture movies to help international students transition to UK higher education.
This is a case study investigating the effectiveness of audio capture and integration with other resources to support student revision and review of classroom activities.
This short summary from the Department of Biomedical Science at Sheffield University shows thoughts and data from student usage. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bms/teaching/stories/recording#tab00
This resource from the University of Bath highlights five reasons to capture your practice.
This report from Aston University summarises their evaluation of lecture capture both in terms of qualitative and quantitative data.
In this news article, Aberystwyth University talks about how they use Panopto to assist with lecture capture.
Resources and Support
This guide clarifies the legal aspects of recording lectures at UK further and higher education institutions.
If you would like more information on how lecture capture can support students who require reasonable adjustment please contact Disability Advice: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staffsite/services/services-for-students/supporting-our-students/disability-advice/
Further information about Panopto can be found on their website. https://www.panopto.com/
References and Information
Andrews, C.J.; Brown, R.C.; Harrison, C.K.W.; Read, D.; Roach, P.L. (2013). Lecture capture: Early lessons learned and experiences shared. New Directions: 6, 56-60
Brady, M.; Wong, R.; Newton, G. Characterization of Catch-Up Behavior: Accession of Lecture Capture Videos Following Student Absenteeism. Educ. Sci. 2013, 3, 344-358
Davis, S.; Connolly,
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Engineering Education, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2009), pp. 4-13 Lecture capture: making the most of face-to-face learning
Toppin, I.N. Video lecture capture (VLC) system: A comparison of student versus faculty perceptions. Educ. Inf. Technol. 2011, 16, 383–393
Walker, R.; Voce J.; Nicholls, J.; Swift, E.; Ahmed, J.; Horrigan, S.; Vincent P. (2014). 2014 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK. Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association, Oxford, UK. Available at: http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/tel
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