Innovative uses for lecture
capture enhance teaching,
learning and campus safety

LOCATION | Cairo, Egypt
TYPE | Nonprofit...
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS:“DO I REALLY
SOUND LIKE THAT?!”
Students in Moos’ course also give informal
‘mini lectures’ througho...
support when a question arises. “That’s one
of the things that’s made Panopto work so
well for me; I can contact Ahmad any...
lectures that could be paused and reviewed multiple
times, allowing them to take better notes.
“Panopto is a fantastic tec...
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Case Study: Innovative Uses For Lecture Capture To Enhance Teaching, Learning And Campus Safety - Panopto Video Platform

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The American University In Cairo discovers innovative uses for lecture capture to enhance teaching, learning and campus safety.

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  1. 1. Innovative uses for lecture capture enhance teaching, learning and campus safety LOCATION | Cairo, Egypt TYPE | Nonprofit University STUDENTS | 6,652 SCHOOLS| Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Global Affairs and Public Policy, Sciences and Engineering, Continuing Education and the Graduate School of Education WEBSITE | www.aucegypt.edu The American University In Cairo Picture yourself standing in front of a lecture hall full of people. An audience of your peers listens with rapt attention as your slides appear on an overhead screen. You feel well prepared. The only caveat: you cannot present in your native language. One-quarter of admitted students at American University in Cairo (AUC) face this scenario at the beginning of each semester. They’re part of a growing number of students whose professors are teaching by turning the tables on lecture capture, requiring students to record and share presentations using Panopto. As a result, students are building both communication skills and confidence that will benefit them for a lifetime. Jonah Moos of AUC’s English Language Institute believes that developing great speaking and listening skills can impact students for life. One of his courses, Study Skills in Intensive English, focuses on both. In the course, students give oral presentations using Panopto as a large part of their assessment. They listen to special guest lectures presented in English, where their language comprehension is later tested through quizzes and a review of lecture recordings. Contact us: www.panopto.com Phone: 855-PANOPTO Email: sales@panopto.com 1 of 4
  2. 2. STUDENT PRESENTATIONS:“DO I REALLY SOUND LIKE THAT?!” Students in Moos’ course also give informal ‘mini lectures’ throughout the semester, and are encouraged to watch their own recordings in order to hone their speaking technique. After observing their presentations and those of their peers, some are surprised by the sound of their own voices and the gestures they make. Moos reports that students’ response to videos is Menna Nasr Atwan, a student in Boutros’ Public Speaking course, recorded her in-class presentation on tourism industry trends with Panopto. typically mixed. “The majority of my students are initially very nervous about standing in front of classmates, but recording these daily mini-lectures gradually eases their anxiety about presenting in a second language,” he said. Students in Fikry Boutros’ Public Speaking and Research Writing courses also use Panopto to evaluate their own performance as well as to share research findings. They give feedback to one another and write self-reflection papers. Recordings are viewed long after they’ve been created, as Boutros employs Panopto’s video library to introduce concepts to new students by watching past presentations by their peers. As an interactive learning tool, Panopto helps students in all of AUC’s public speaking courses to make adjustments to pace, intonation, and overall presentation style. In reviewing their own presentations online, they observe verbal and physical tics and make adjustments as needed. They also learn how to build Panopto has raised the bar for the quality of education. Instructors can now easily record and upload any lecture on Panopto; and students can watch their instructors, watch themselves, and enhance their performance. effective visuals, embedding PowerPoint or Prezi slides to — Fikry Boutros, Instructor of Rhetoric & Composition. enhance their recordings. ENTHUSIASTIC TECH SUPPORT:“EVERYWHERE I GO, I WANT TO SHARE PANOPTO” Faculty members cite the enthusiasm and responsiveness of the Center for Learning & Teaching as key catalysts in adopting Panopto. The Center’s team provides hands-on training through workshops and ondemand technical support for all AUC faculty. Ahmad Zorkani, Manager of Multimedia Services, has played an integral role from the beginning. Zorkani began endorsing Panopto in 2009, when he first learned of the lecture capture technology and ultimately lobbied to bring it to the university. He has since become a Panopto advocate, presenting at higher education conferences in several countries. Usability is a big influence on classroom technology use, but so is Contact us: www.panopto.com Phone: 855-PANOPTO Email: sales@panopto.com 2 of 4
  3. 3. support when a question arises. “That’s one of the things that’s made Panopto work so well for me; I can contact Ahmad anytime,” Dr. Moos said. “He’s always available, very quick to respond and very helpful.” Boutros echoes this sentiment, saying that the support team at AUC is helpful throughout the entire process of recording, uploading and accessing recordings. IN UNCERTAIN TIMES:“PANOPTO TO THE RESCUE” At the beginning of the 2012 fall semester, the AUC student body objected to a decision made by university administration. During the ensuing strike that rocked the campus for Ahmad Zorkani presents Panopto to AUC faculty at an on-campus workshop. three weeks, instructors were faced with the suspension of all classes. Many used Panopto to record and deliver lectures to an entirely virtual audience. The software allowed instructors to safely continue teaching without interrupting the learning process. Just a few years prior at AUC, employing Panopto meant the difference between falling behind and staying on schedule when the H1N1 virus spurred a campus-wide quarantine. On an individual level, Panopto provides an avenue for professors to teach remotely when illness or a professional commitment prevents them from physically attending lectures. Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch, Associate Dean of AUC’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, appreciates that his classes can stay on schedule despite his absence. “We all get sick, we all attend conferences, we all have emergencies that often make teaching every single class of every single semester impossible,” Bowditch said. “Everywhere I go, I want to share Panopto with people. This is a truly great educational tool; “Panopto to the rescue.” I appreciate the fact that the company listens After a few semesters of using Panopto for ‘make-up’ lectures, Bowditch began experimenting with using the and adapts to users’ needs. It’s rewarding to know that features we’ve suggested now exist technology to supplement in-class learning. His students repeatedly told him how much they enjoyed the ‘mini’ Contact us: www.panopto.com Phone: 855-PANOPTO Email: sales@panopto.com in the latest version.” — Ahmad Zorkani, Manager of Multimedia Services 3 of 4
  4. 4. lectures that could be paused and reviewed multiple times, allowing them to take better notes. “Panopto is a fantastic technology that, when used well, can only support and enhance what we do in the classroom. As far as I can tell, So Bowditch began posting brief recaps of lectures that he knew were especially demanding, conceptually complex, or simply too much to grasp Panopto has only made me a better teacher.” in one sitting. He says that posting lectures online has not resulted in a decrease in attendance or — Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch, Assistant Professor of Philosophy participation – in fact, it’s actually improved in recent semesters. Meanwhile, his students greatly appreciate the online study aid. AUC By The Numbers: 6 652 2012 STUDENT POPULATION 92% Egyptian; 8% International 139 TOTAL FACULTY WHO ACTIVELY USE PANOPTO Contact us: www.panopto.com Phone: 855-PANOPTO Email: sales@panopto.com 4 of 4

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