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Lecture capture: risky business or
evolving open practice
Jane Secker, LSE and Chris Morrison,
University of Kent
@jsecker...
Risky Business?
Risky Business, © 1983 Geffen Pictures, Dir. Paul Brickman
Risky Business?
Risky Business, © 1983 Geffen Pictures, Dir. Paul Brickman
What?
Why?
How?
When?
Survey devised by: Jane Secker, Chris Morrison, Philippa Hatch,
Alex Fenlon, Charlotte Booth, Carol ...
The issues
• Lecture recording & IPR
(intellectual property
rights) policies
• Consent from individuals
• Dealing with 3rd...
Yes - my
institution has a
written policy
29%
No - my
institution has no
policy or
documented
approach to
lecture capture
...
Academic consultation
Figure 2: Did your institution consult widely with the
academic community before introducing a polic...
Opt in vs opt out
Individual consent
Responsibility for 3rd party copyright
The lecturer would be expected to observe copyright and can apply to the
Copyright ...
Dealing with third party copyright
issues
7%
20%
30%
50%
50%
53%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
They must not upload recording...
Responsibility for third party copyright
Yes
3%
No
83%
No Answer
14%
Figure 11. Do you, or any one else in the university,...
Making staff aware of copyright issues
9%
18%
33%
73%
73%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
They are not made aware of th...
Wider IPR issues
• Automated processes easier, but
awareness of IPR is low (IPAN, 2016)
• Variety of attitudes to IPR/risk...
Policy analysis
• Examined 11 institutions
• Compared with Jisc guidance
as a benchmark
• Looked only at what was
provided...
High level categories
Appetite for risk Support and guidance
Institutional control Open practice
Comprehensiveness
of appr...
Emerging patterns
Interim findings
• Variety of approaches
• No clear models as yet
• Does good policy = good
practice?
• Support needs to b...
Next steps
• Full report to be published soon!
• Talk to Jisc / ALT about improving
the current guidance
• Need for flexib...
Further reading
• IPAN (2016) University IP Policy: Perception
and practice. Available at:
http://www.ipaware.net/sites/de...
Image Credits
Slide 1: Zero7/2One by Jan Jablunka CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/2j4gn8
Slide 2-3: Images from the 1983 film ‘Ris...
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Lecture capture: Risky business or evolving open practice

  1. 1. Lecture capture: risky business or evolving open practice Jane Secker, LSE and Chris Morrison, University of Kent @jsecker @cbowiemorrison @UKCopyrightLit ALT-C Conference 6-9th September 2016
  2. 2. Risky Business? Risky Business, © 1983 Geffen Pictures, Dir. Paul Brickman
  3. 3. Risky Business? Risky Business, © 1983 Geffen Pictures, Dir. Paul Brickman
  4. 4. What? Why? How? When? Survey devised by: Jane Secker, Chris Morrison, Philippa Hatch, Alex Fenlon, Charlotte Booth, Carol Summerside, Helen Cargill, Phil Ansell and Scott McGowan
  5. 5. The issues • Lecture recording & IPR (intellectual property rights) policies • Consent from individuals • Dealing with 3rd party copyright • Wider IPR issues Full report coming soon from: https://ukcopyrightliteracy.wordpress.com
  6. 6. Yes - my institution has a written policy 29% No - my institution has no policy or documented approach to lecture capture 31% Sort of - my institution has a documented approach to lecture capture but it is not expressed as a single formal policy 40% Does your institution have a policy covering IPR issues with lecture recording? (N=33) Headline findings
  7. 7. Academic consultation Figure 2: Did your institution consult widely with the academic community before introducing a policy or approach to lecture recording? (n=33)
  8. 8. Opt in vs opt out
  9. 9. Individual consent
  10. 10. Responsibility for 3rd party copyright The lecturer would be expected to observe copyright and can apply to the Copyright Clearance Service for advice. 3% 9% 18% 21% 94% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% School Administration Staff Other E-learning / VLE team Compliance Officer / Team Lecturer/presenter Figure 8. Who takes responsibility for rights issues with content included in lectures? (n=33)
  11. 11. Dealing with third party copyright issues 7% 20% 30% 50% 50% 53% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% They must not upload recordings including third party content to the VLE or similar Other They should rely on openly licensed / Creative Commons materials only They must edit problematic content themselves They must always seek permissions for third party content They can rely on fair dealing exceptions Figure 10. What advice do you give to lecturers using third party content? (n=30)
  12. 12. Responsibility for third party copyright Yes 3% No 83% No Answer 14% Figure 11. Do you, or any one else in the university, review lecturer recordings to identify content that is not permitted under UK copyright law or university licences? (n=33)
  13. 13. Making staff aware of copyright issues 9% 18% 33% 73% 73% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% They are not made aware of these issues It’s in the staff terms and conditions They are provided with advice as part of staff induction / training Information is on the website They are provided with advice as part of agreeing to use the lecture recording system Figure 9. How are staff made aware of copyright issues that might arise in recording lectures? (n=33)
  14. 14. Wider IPR issues • Automated processes easier, but awareness of IPR is low (IPAN, 2016) • Variety of attitudes to IPR/risk – what’s acceptable? • Different issues for some disciplines • Is lecture capture different to other VLE use? • Lecture capture is too new to be considered in some policies • General academic resistance to lecture capture
  15. 15. Policy analysis • Examined 11 institutions • Compared with Jisc guidance as a benchmark • Looked only at what was provided (some policies are behind registration walls) • Created 5 higher level and 12 lower level categories
  16. 16. High level categories Appetite for risk Support and guidance Institutional control Open practice Comprehensiveness of approach
  17. 17. Emerging patterns
  18. 18. Interim findings • Variety of approaches • No clear models as yet • Does good policy = good practice? • Support needs to be clear, helpful and practical • Institutional culture of risk could be explored further • Open practice not widespread
  19. 19. Next steps • Full report to be published soon! • Talk to Jisc / ALT about improving the current guidance • Need for flexible approach to help devise policies that support institutional culture and open practice • IPRs need to be considered as part of wider policies and academics need to be on board
  20. 20. Further reading • IPAN (2016) University IP Policy: Perception and practice. Available at: http://www.ipaware.net/sites/default/files/ IPAN_NUS_University_IP_Policy_v11- 2r_online-mainr_28jul16.pdf • Jisc (2015) Recording lectures: legal considerations. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/recording- lectures-legal-considerations • Secker, J. & Morrison, C. 2016. Copyright and E-learning: a guide for practitioners, Second Edition. Facet Publishing, London. pp. 103-105. • Secker, J., Bond, S., & Grussendorf, S. 2010. Lecture Capture: rich and strange, or a dark art? LSE Research Online. Available: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29184 https://ukcopyrightliteracy.wordpress.com
  21. 21. Image Credits Slide 1: Zero7/2One by Jan Jablunka CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/2j4gn8 Slide 2-3: Images from the 1983 film ‘Risky Business’, used under S.32 Illustration for Instruction, © Geffen Pictures, Dir. Paul Brickman Slide 4: Contracts by NobMouse CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/7b8UG9 Slide 5: Camera operator setting up the video camera by jshawkins CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/7prerh Slides 14, 15, 18 and 19: Clip art Slide 20: Facet Publishing https://ukcopyrightliteracy.wordpress.com

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