Lecture capture continues to be one of the fastest growing trends in education. As colleges and universities look to invest more in online classes and blended learning, lecture capture has become a more important learning tool than ever.
Lecture capture is any means of recording a professor’s lecture or presentation in a digital format that is posted online for later viewing. Some lecture capture solutions even provide for live broadcasting so if a student is out sick they may be able to stream the lesson from home.
Regardless of the method, lecture capture is changing education. Students no longer have to scramble to take notes while potentially missing key information during class. Having a digital recording of the lesson allows students to pay attention and provides the opportunity for them to go back and review difficult material before a test. Many teachers even report higher grades and greater student participation as a result.
The following three articles discuss different applications of lecture capture. The first article “Using Lecture Capture for Adult Education” is a case study involving California State University’s (CSU) Fullerton School of Nursing. CSU uses lecture capture to help working nurses advance their education.
The second article is about the University of New Hampshire where the IT staff created an automated lecture capture solution using a few cameras and a control system. This story also addresses common fears about lecture capture and problems getting faculty on board.
The last article is a guide to lecture capture with a round up of solutions to consider for your school. No matter your needs, the lecture capture guide will help to get you started.