Category Archives: Lecture Capture
So much going on so many emails. I even missed sending last week’s blog so will do double duty today!
First here is a neat slide show on Disruptive Technologies 2015-2106 will give you something to think about.
Now if you have missed the recent posts from ECU Learning Technologies Digest let me just highlight some of the postings!
Classroom Selection for Summer and Fall 2015: New Options
As you consider your future classroom technology needs, here is a description of some of the equipment you will find in the classrooms across campus. New options include AirMedia, which allows you to present wirelessly from any device, Desktop Recording with MDR or Tegrity, and Video Conference using Saba or Jabber. Visit the Classroom Technology Database for even more options and to see the complete list of equipment offerings per room.
All does not have to stop. Yes please all be careful but with the aid of our technological devices, we can continue to deliver course material to students during a shutdown. Preparedness is the key.
All faculty should have all course content on blackboard or some other web site for students who can’t get to class. Such blackboard sites need not be elaborate. OET can help set up these “emergency” blackboard courses but it does need to be done in advance.
Students can’t make it to class but the faculty can
If a class with absences is normally scheduled in a classroom with mediasite recorders, we can simply activate the recorder during class. We can then deliver these lectures to selected students. Note that we have fine granularity and can make the presentation available to individual students for instructor-specified time periods.
But if you can’t make it in there is Mediasite Desktop Recorder (MDR) which can be used from any location with an up to date operating system, Windows or Mac. Contact OET for access.
For courses currently being recorded but not normally providing viewing access to in-class students, upon faculty request we can give access to selected (or all) in-class students for a faculty-specified period of time.
Faculty absences or university closure
If we know about this enough in advance, we can make some recordings before the university shuts down. Students can watch them during the closure since the mediasite and blackboard servers will, presumably, remain up during closure.
OET personnel have access to all necessary equipment from home. To such extent as the security of our own homes allows, we will continue operations as usual from home. We can consult with faculty by e-mail, skype, lync or telephone. We can manage mediasite recordings and delivery. We can provide on-
Mediasite recordings can be easily uploaded as podcasts or vodcasts so students can make long commutes profitable by listening to lectures after class on their mobile devices. Still time to to add them to your course!
From a recent article -
Mobile learners study 40 minutes more each week by studying everywhere they go.
Students with smartphones are twice as likely to study between 6a.m. and 8a.m.
Check out this infographic on the fact that Mediasite never sleeps either!
With My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder here are ways that can help with the above! Watch this quick into video from Sonic Foundry!
Look who else is using mediasite The Science Guy!
As the Educational Technologist for the College of Allied Health I am all about promoting technology but a recent article from Campus Technology caught me eye and perhaps yours.
Contrary to what students might like to think, when they multi-task in class on non-academic activities, their test scores go down. And that’s true for even the smartest students. Those are the initial results of a $439,000 study by a Michigan State University research project that was reported on in the September 2014 issue of Computers & Education.”
I still advocate for technology in the classroom BUT why not enrich the learning experience by providing lecture recordings for review and/or preview to course content?
Is it still on VHS? Classrooms don’t have VHS players since the were refreshed and even before that they were eating tapes. Now is the time to really think about getting them digitized or perhaps creating new ones! Perhaps your students can do this as a special project.
Contact OET for more information and assistance.
My Mediasite provides tools for managing your recordings. All faculty have access to My Mediasite and the ability to download the Desktop Recorder. Even if you do not use desktop recordings you are able to manage your semester recordings via the My Mediasite web page. By clicking on the title of your presentation you can Edit its title, availability, add descriptions, external links and add polls.
Analytics on a recording can be found here which includes information as to who watched, how long, when, etc.
Editing of content is available via My Mediasite , clip the beginning, end or middle of the presentation. Add chapters for quick reference.
Contact OET for more information and to integrate with your course!
I probably sound like a broken record but most of our classrooms here at Allied Health have the capability to record video and content. Many students like to record classes and with the many mobile devices available it is quite easy to do. But think about this once they have a recording where do they keep it? Where might they post it? Where is it?
Capturing your classroom lecture with our equipment keeps recordings locked down so that only students enrolled in the class can view the recordings and once the class is over they no longer have access (unless you want them to).
Contact OET for more information!
I have a new student worker who on discussion and explanation of her tasks had the same comment as my first student worker (who graduated http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/OET/?p=1329 ) regarding lecture capture “why aren’t all the classes being recorded? . . .it would be so much easier to look back at a recording rather than trying to keep up taking notes.”
So I ask you “why not capture your lecture”? There are lecture capturing capabilities in all of the general classrooms in this building and there are additional ways we can capture content if a room is not equipped.
Try it out, maybe for just the summer????