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Lecture Capture:More than Just Capturing Lectures Bill King, Echo360
What is Lecture Capture?Lecture Capture is the use of aset of technologies to capture and then enable time-shifted and place-shifted viewing of the Lecture Content.
Lecture Capture is Not New: Past Capture Approaches• Note Taking• Video capture• Personal audio capture• Audio podcasting• PPT+audio / Camtasia / Impatica / Captivate• PC-based Capture• Appliance-based Capture
Why is Technology-based Lecture Capture exploding now? Technically feasible.• Capture Technology• Audio/Video Convergence• Processor Speed• Memory• Storage• Bandwidth• The Internet
Why is Technology-based Lecture Capture exploding now? Students need it. • By the time today‟s students go to college they will: • Have sent 15k text messages • Have played 10k hours of videogames • Do not have the discipline to read books • Demonstrate different brain wave patterns of discrimination • Consume technology • Collaborate differently Educause Study: Educating the Net Generation • Mobility is taken for granted • Attention spans are short and interrupt-driven • “Just in time learning” replacing “Just in case learning” • Graphics and “high resolution” are minimal standards
Does Lecture Capture Help Students?UMASS Lowell eliminates bi-modal grade patterns – 10% reduction in Ds, Fs and Ws in feeder calc courseUniversity of Western Australia – 58% respondents with learning disabilities use Lectopia because they are „unable to take notes‟ – 64% of students with any disability said class capture was “essential”Boston University – Strong positive feedback from students, including quotes like: – My study group uses the site when we don‟t remember exactly what the professor said and we can go right to the part he/she talked about and double check thatCentral Wyoming College – 6.5% increase in exam scores with podcasting
Other Types of Campus Challenges• Campuses are competing for students: recruit, retain, matriculate• Student Athletes, including NCAA compliance• ESL students and teachers: language fluency• Special Ed needs (including 508)• “Non-Traditional” students are now traditional! (working students)• Hybrid and Distance Education• Moving beyond Lectures!
We Need more than Lecture Capture!We need to consider elements of Blended Learning.
Supporting Blended LearningClass (not just Lecture) Capture – the use of a set of technologies to capture the audio and visual elements of class time, to enable time shifted and place shifted viewing. Labs, discussion, student presentations – all of it!Personal Capture – the use of personal computers like laptops to capture rich media (audio, video, materials) whenever and wherever the professor might be. To create and easily publish “learning objects.”Media Upload – (new in 3.0) the ability to upload other video files for publishing and management.
Other Media Upload for Flexibility Teach
Moving beyond lectures, to Blended Learning• Classic: Capturing class time for review• Repurpose for hybrid and Distance Education• Capture class time for assigned reading, so you can do OTHER things in class• Inverted (Flipped)Classroom• Use personal capture to build learning objects, remedial work, and use it for you to catch up on lost time• Use external media upload to support field and lab work, or to capture chalk talk
Capture Samples and Demo
The new Echo360 Rich Media Player, a feature in it‟s own right, engages learners and instructors Curtin University Sample NC State University Sample Skip Demonstration (with CC)
Faculty Issues• I‟m nervous – Does this mean I have to dress better for class? – Won‟t my students stop coming to class? – Isn‟t the institution trying to take away my job? – What exactly is intellectual property, anyway?
You HAVE to do this!• You HAVE to do this – Your students are going virtual – If you can be replaced by a talking head, it‟s not “if” but “when.” ADD MORE VALUE! – Figure out how you can use these tools to be part of where education is going, not where it‟s been.
You HAVE to do this!• You HAVE to do this – Your students are going virtual – If you can be replaced by a talking head, it‟s not “if” but “when.” ADD MORE VALUE! – Be careful with intellectual property, but GET YOUR OWN BRAND OUT NOW! – Figure out how you can use these tools to be part of where education is going, not where it‟s been.
Summary• Lecture Capture has been going on for 1000s of years• The technology change has accelerated, and so hasn‟t lecture capture• We can now capture lectures and play them back 24X7• But, we can do so much more. We need to think more broadly than just “lecture” capture