NTLTC 2011 Student perceptions of the value of Panopto

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NTLTC 2011 Student perceptions of the value of Panopto

  1. 1. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Student perceptions of the value of Panopto Alison Campbell, Tracy Bowell, & Lyn Hunt The University of Waikato Private Bag 3105 Hamilton, New Zealand 0800 WAIKATO www.waikato.ac.nz
  2. 2. 14 October 2011 <ul><li>Virtual lecture capture (VLC) technologies such as Panopto allow students & staff to access lectures outside of ‘normal’ classes: </li></ul><ul><li>audio </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul><ul><li>powerpoint slides </li></ul><ul><li>‘ in-show’ videos/websites </li></ul><ul><li>anything else that the camera is configured to record </li></ul><ul><li> more flexible learning opportunities. </li></ul>Potential benefits for all participants.
  3. 3. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Many academic staff express concerns that use of VLC will see a drop in lecture attendance. Student attitudes/perceptions? ?
  4. 4. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Using Panopto at the University of Waikato Surveyed students in BIOL101, STAT121, PHIL250. 168 students responded to a question on how often they used VLC resources:
  5. 5. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO <ul><li>27% of students did not make use of recorded lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Have attended lectures & do not require catching up through panopto; </li></ul><ul><li>Did not need to, course notes were substantial; </li></ul><ul><li>They didn't work properly quite often; </li></ul><ul><li>I only have dial-up internet at my house out in the country. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Of those who accessed recordings at least some of the time, 2/3 found them very helpful, & the rest ‘somewhat helpful’.
  7. 7. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Students’ reasons for using recordings indicate that the availability of lectures in this mode supports more flexible learning options:
  8. 8. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Some users look at lectures soon after the original class.
  9. 9. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Recordings are obviously used as a revision tool 
  10. 10. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO For those who didn’t use recordings, access is an issue for a large minority (20.3%).
  11. 11. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO <ul><li>But what are students’ perceptions of VLC? </li></ul><ul><li>They are always good to go back on & go over if something was missed or hard to grasp. </li></ul><ul><li>It didn't put me off going to the lectures because I found the lectures easier to learn from but was so useful when I needed to go over something the lecturer had said. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though I haven't used them, I feel they are good to have & do like having them there if required. </li></ul><ul><li>As a tool for long-distance learning I think that they are excellent. But having the lectures available to watch could have a detrimental effect on class attendance. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO <ul><li>Makes learning easier for people who are visual & listening learners. </li></ul><ul><li>If I forgot about a topic etc I could go back to panopto to re-look at it & get a better understanding. If I missed a lecture for some reason I was able to go back and watch it. </li></ul><ul><li>I could go back & pause important information & write notes about things I missed in class. </li></ul><ul><li>I never missed a lecture but as exams get closer I know I will definitely use it to revise. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO <ul><li>They also felt that lecturers might benefit from more training: </li></ul><ul><li>most recordings were missing sound/not recorded at all; </li></ul><ul><li>that students needed clearer advice on access options: </li></ul><ul><li>I was unaware there were lecture recordings; </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a 'how to use' guide on panopto somewhere? I am completely new to this & I cannot access all its features; </li></ul><ul><li>and that VLC should be expanded into other papers & classes: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep doing this! Helps my understanding. I wish my other lecturers did this too. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO And the lecturers’ perceptions? Concerns that making VLC recordings available would see a drop in lecture attendance weren’t realised. Good to be able to do ‘extra’ recordings to cover difficult concepts. Extremely beneficial learning tool for students who have to miss a class. Allows students to be more flexible in what & how they learn – opportunity to become more responsible for their own learning. Richer & more engaging experience than simply reading through lecture notes. Not perfect e.g. only the lecturer’s input to a class is recorded. Well worth using to reflect on one’s own teaching performance.
  15. 15. 14 October 2011 © THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO Where to from here?

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