While lecture captures have primarily been envisioned as a tool for on-campus students, the growth in digital education has led to questions about how, or whether lecture captures (recorded from on-campus lectures) can be repurposed for online and distance learning students.
In this tweetchat we propose to discuss the ideas raised in a recent research project investigating this issue in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The use of lecture captures may range from one-off events such as recording guest lecturers who may be visiting campus which online students would otherwise miss out on, to the replacement of all video-to camera lectures with a lecture capture equivalent.
During semi-structured interviews, online masters students noted that advantages of lecture captures included that the lecturer’s discourse seemed more natural compared to video lectures recorded in the lecturer’s office and that lecture captures gave them the opportunity to hear question and answer sessions. Disadvantages included not being able to take part in the discussions and feeling that the resources were not created intentionally for them or tailored to their needs.
In this tweetchat we will guide participants to delve into the issues of using lecture captures in online learning. We propose that a useful way to think about this is through the lens of the Community of Inquiry Framework and therefore it is useful to analyse the effect that lecture captures may have on the three elements of the COI namely Social presence, Cognitive presence and Teaching presence.