Replay Lecture Recording
From Stephen Donnelly on July 5th, 2017
The University’s strategy is to be a world leader in digital education, and to offer an outstanding student experience to as diverse a group of students as possible. We have specific targets around recruitment of non-EU international students and students from under-represented groups, as well as for student satisfaction with learning resources and academic support. A new lecture recording service will provide underpinning infrastructure to meet these ambitions allowing us to support such a diverse student population, and positively contribute to overall student satisfaction. Additionally, where our physical estate is increasingly constraining cohort sizes, lecture recording will afford opportunities to use space differently and mitigate risks.
The new lecture recording service is to be rolled out in 3 phases, with the first phase of 114 rooms equiped for use in academic year 17/18. For the academic year 18/19 this number will increase to 300 rooms and then in academic year 19/20 we will have equipped 400 teaching spaces.
If you want more detail on the rollout of the new service and to see exactly which rooms will be equipped for the start of the new term in September, visit our Lecture Recording Wiki space.
The ability to watch lectures again as an aid to revision is immensely popular with our students already and capturing video and audio recordings of lectures at scale will supplement the rich set of online resources that already exist to support learning.
There are many proven benefits to making recordings of lectures available including supporting students for whom English is not a first language and ensuring that our face to face lectures are available in an alternative format for students who require it. Not having to take notes at speed allows students to focus more on what is being said and use valuable contact time to ask questions, knowing that notes can be reviewed and improved later.