This session will encourage practitioners to think creatively about alternative uses of capture technologies, critically evaluating them in relation to their own practice and institutional perspectives. Innovative use cases and data from the University of Wolverhampton Capture Technologies project will be used to support workshop activities and discussion. Participants will also be encouraged to share their own experiences and to consider strategies for incorporating content recorded using capture technologies into their overall educational approach. The ideas and best practices discussed may have implications for leaders and managers to inform institutional policy and have an impact on metrics related to NSS and TEF.
The Capture Technologies Project at the University of Wolverhampton promotes a shift in focus away from conventional use of capture technology for recording lectures. It advocates purposeful use of capture technologies to create content that is integrated into an overall educational approach and encourages student engagement. Studies at the University of Wolverhampton have shown that using capture technologies to produce other types of content (such as unpacking assessment briefs, flipped classroom materials and student generated content) adds value to the student experience and can increase engagement with the curriculum, which may ultimately lead to a positive impact on student outcomes.
Session content: evaluation and reflection
The session will begin with a summary of the aims, findings and lessons learned from the University of Wolverhampton Capture Technologies Project. This will include examining the Capture Value Model (Witton, 2017) which informs the alternative approach to capture technologies philosophy and practice at the University of Wolverhampton.
Participants will engage in an action learning activity ‘Capture Technology Bingo’ where they will be presented with a series of alternative use cases for capture technology and use it to critically evaluate their own practice/institutional practice. Participants will be encouraged to share examples from their own experience and consider strategies for successfully incorporating captured content into their overall educational approach.
The activity will also touch on issues of institutional policy (such as opt-in/opt-out policies for lecture recording) and the impact they have on attitudes and engagement from both student and staff perspectives. Areas to explore will include:
– How can we mitigate for potential impacts on attendance as a result of (lecture) capture technologies, and do we really need to?
– How might alternative uses of (lecture) capture technologies be used to support accessibility by developing curricula that is inclusive by design?
Discussion on best practices and how alternative use of capture technologies might impact positively on metrics related to TEF and NSS will be threaded throughout. Themes for discussion will include:
– How might alternative uses of (lecture) capture technologies impact positively on satisfaction with the ‘Teaching on my course’?
– How might the functionality of (lecture) capture technologies be used to improve assessment and feedback processes?
– How might flexible pedagogies enabled by (lecture) capture technologies be used to improve non-continuation rates?
Witton, G. (2017), The value of capture: Taking an alternative approach to using lecture capture technologies for increased impact on student learning and engagement. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48: 1010–1019. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12470
Witton, G (2018) Editorial. Journal of Academic Development and Education (9). ISSN 2051-3593
Resources for participants
A printed ‘Bingo’ card will be supplied to participants as part of the workshop. A copy of workshop presentation slides with links to accompanying resources can be provided after the event.