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Lecture Capture Discussion

  1. 1. Lecture Capture Faculty Technology Lunch 2008/04/22 Chris Warren OIT Williams College
  2. 2. What is lecture capture? <ul><li>Recording audio, video, and projections from lecture-style presentations of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio – the lecturer uses a clip-on microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video – there is a video camera in the room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projections – the signal is split and saved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The three kinds of recordings are synchronized, packaged, and made available on-line </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits lecture capture <ul><li>http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/ATC/Collaboratory/News/lecturecapturing.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Students feel that the recorded lectures have a positive impact on their performance and 94% of students would like recorded lectures available in more courses.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Students and faculty both claim that the recorded lectures do not impact attendance” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.echo360.tv/customers/umass.asp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 72% of students said that the Echo 360 lectures had contributed to their understanding of the subject matter” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Students in Echo 360 -enhanced Calculus courses had a success rate (a grade of C or better) 11 percent higher than their peers, and received 10 percent fewer Ds, Fs, or withdrawals.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Echo 360 has a transformational effect on my students who've historically been in the bottom half of the Green Chemistry grading curve of 40% or less” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits lecture capture <ul><li>http://campustechnology.com/articles/52017/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Results from an initial study by a professor at Coppin State University in Baltimore indicate that class capture technology that allows students to view lectures online after the fact can improve course retention rates and grades” (caveat: “the data are preliminary, since they focused on a single course”) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.dartmouth.edu/~create/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ While course capture clearly benefits students who miss class, Witters has found that all students gain from access to the recordings, particularly when it comes time for review.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://edc.carleton.ca/blog/index.php/2008/02/12/enhanced-lecture-podcasting-benefits/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. How students use it <ul><li>Post-class review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To review a confusing point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To take notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To clarify comprehension of the language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>While doing home work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To answer specific questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test / quiz preparation </li></ul><ul><li>After missing a class </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is lecture capture? <ul><li>http://acm.williams.edu/acmcontent/e28cdbca-a22f-4e6d-989f-8c86219ae8df/Mini-Workshop_20080109-1400_2008-01-09_02-00-PM_files/flash_index.htm </li></ul>
  7. 7. How lecture capture works <ul><li>Instructor contacts OIT and requests it </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor puts on the clip-on, wireless microphone at the start of class </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture audio, video, and projection are automatically recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Recordings are automatically synchronized, packaged, and posted to Blackboard </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lecture capture doesn’t work as well* for <ul><li>(* in our current set up) </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions or highly interactive presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Anything with lots of mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Anything without a distinct, fixed center </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations that don’t use the projector </li></ul><ul><li>Anything you’d want around for more than a semester </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lecture capture is best for <ul><li>Lecture-style classes </li></ul><ul><li>Classes that require a lot of review </li></ul><ul><li>Classes that require memorization </li></ul><ul><li>Classes where basic comprehension is an issue </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations that take advantage of the projection system </li></ul><ul><li>Any time the students would want to see and hear the lecture multiple times </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lecture capture at Williams right now <ul><li>3 classrooms currently set up with fixed systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesup 205 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesup 206 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDE classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We would like to convert one or two of those to be mobile systems </li></ul><ul><li>Used by OIT to record workshops </li></ul>
  11. 11. Future lecture capture at Williams <ul><li>How would this technology best help our students? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the instructor’s requirements? </li></ul><ul><li>What classes would be best suited? </li></ul><ul><li>What would be the best places for fixed systems? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we make this work? </li></ul>