I presented ‘Justifying lecture capture: the importance of student experiences in understanding the value of learning technologies’ at ALT-C on 9 September. My main argument was that we need to challenge superficial arguments that support lecture capture, such as ‘it is nice to have’ or ‘aids revision’ by exploring how and why students are incorporating the use of lecture capture into their daily studying practices. The presentation provides an initial analysis of a qualitative study, and explores the contextual factors that impact on students approaches to studying both in and out of the lecture room.
The next step of this work is to release case studies of student practice to new students themselves to see if there is an impact on the use of lecture capture and to support better studying practices.
If other institutions are interested in this work, please feel free to contact me.