On the 14th June Neil Davey – Teaching, Learning and Collaboration Spaces Team Manager, and I attended the UCiSA Beyond Lecture Capture event. This event focused on how lecture recording has impacted both student learning and enhanced their experience.
Session topics include:
- Research on the student learning experience with lecture capture
- Student feedback panel session
- Analysis on usage of lecture recordings compared to grades
- Moving from the traditional lecture to the flipped
Many of the talks expanded on what we have seen at Bristol and the supporting research –
- Students love lecture capture
- They use it primarily for revision and enhancing their notes
- Audio quality is key
- Good Data is paramount – students do not like lectures with no point of reference in the title
- Incomplete coverage of rooms is frustrating for them
- Impact on attendance is a concern of academics
- Induction for students is needed at a point they are most receptive – ideally contextualised by academics rather than delivered in the abstract
I did hear a couple of things that surprised me, for example both the University of Sheffield and York had high percentages of students that watch the recordings all the way through circa 40%. How do we test what we think we know and what questions should we be asking of the data both quantitative and qualitative we have already gathered to see if our assumptions are correct.
While not an exhaustive list –
How many of our students watch the whole recording?
How are closed caption units used – does this differ from other recordings?
Is there a positive impact on student well being e.g. reduced anxiety when lectures are recorded?
How do we quantify any affect on attainment?