Capture technologies are becoming widerspread in UK Higher Education Institutions with many universities choosing to capture all lectures and teaching sessions so that they can be played back by their students. However, ‘Lecture Capture’ is just one of a multitude of ways that capture technologies can be used to support teaching and learning. As a direct result of our evaluation of the pilot project, the University of Wolverhampton are advocating an approach where capture technologies are used to add real value to student learning and increase engagement - not simply for creating an archive of captured lectures.
As part of our evaluation we conducted a post-pilot evaluation survey with students and staff. Below are some of the headline findings. Further details including quotes from staff and students about their experiences with capture technologies can be found in the Evaluation Survey Summary
Studies have shown that captured content has the most positive impact on student learning when it is deliberately incorporated into an overall educational approach (Marchand et al, 2014). At the university of Wolverhampton we have also seen higher levels of student engagement (viewing) with captured materials that have a specific purpose and/or are associated with other learning tasks such as assessment or practical sessions. Some of the ways you might incorporate capture technologies into your educational approach are suggested below: