Video in the Classroom

mKlHzpaOne of the activities that I was involved in at the University of Winchester was looking at the possibility of lecture capture in the classroom, accompanied by many questions of cost, intellectual property, and student attendance. A couple of interesting stories in this week’s Times Higher Education deal with this issue:

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The impact of lecture capture on student performance @UOBETT

I have just received an email from the ALT list, from Dr John Couperthwaite, Manager of the Educational Technology Team (Uni of Birmingham), who is undertaking research into the impact of lecture capture on student performance. He notes “As with many educational studies, there is a significant degree of variability in the results no doubt as a result of differing methodological approaches and other extraneous factors”, but that there is a growing field of research, so one to look out for.┬áSee the collection of materials here. It’s something we’re looking at with Wimba and other software of that ilk…