Beyond training (Workshop 0194)


13:40 - 14:40 on Tuesday, 7 September 2010 in Room 3a


194 Beyond training: staff development for lecture capture
Amanda Hardy, Juliet Hinrichsen


194 Beyond training: staff development for lecture capture
Amanda Hardy, Juliet Hinrichsen
Lecture capture is being rapidly adopted in higher education throughout the UK and around the world. The benefits to students are clear: it is useful to non-native language speakers and those with illness, travel issues, and work commitments (McElroy and Blount 2006), provides access and support to students with disabilities and medical conditions (Williams and Fardon 2007), and is used as a note-taking and review aid for all students (Brotherton and Abowd 2004). This does not mean that the choice to adopt the technology is easy for practitioners, or the ways in which to use it are clear. With the push to adopt and integrate new technologies, practitioners can feel that they are not supported technically. Lecture capture offers a tempting ‘no training required’ approach, where most systems are automated to a large degree. Despite this, we find that there are staff development issues which often go unaddressed because they are "hidden" behind this idea of technical ease. Practitioners express a range of concerns with the adoption of this new tool, which can make them unwilling to use it. This workshop is an opportunity for those involved with lecture capture (lecturers thinking about or already using it and people responsible for teaching and learning such as staff developers) to explore the range of issues raised with the adoption of lecture capture. By anticipating and providing for the support needs and pedagogic impact of new technology like lecture capture, it can be adopted more effectively (Burnett and Meadmore 2002). In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore how different institutional and teaching contexts affect the adoption of lecture capture, and to develop a personal profile and direction for the use of the technology in their own teaching. As outcomes of this workshop, participants will: identify their own questions and needs regarding lecture capture; increase awareness of the scope of impact of lecture capture; develop understanding of strategies of adoption and approaches to pedagogy; develop an action plan for their own use of lecture capture.