Does provision of lecture capture affect student satisfaction?

I was asked recently whether there was any evidence to show that provision of lecture captures affects student satisfaction. Whilst many journal articles on lecture capture will affirm that use of captures does positively affect satisfaction, I explore here why simply providing captures (i.e. providing the tool) does not automatically lead to student satisfaction. It’s … Continue reading Does provision of lecture capture affect student satisfaction?

Blended learning with webinars and web conferencing software

Web conferencing may be seen as just for distance learning or business, but there are many opportunities to exploit synchronous online communication for campus-based courses. With the overhead, and often cost, attached to enterprise-level systems, surely we should be exploring ways technologies such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate and others can be used, where appropriate, … Continue reading Blended learning with webinars and web conferencing software

Durbbu 2016 – Solution to Perennial Presentation Problems

This is a  quick summary of a case study at Durham University presented by Elaine Tan at #durbbu 2016, utilising the institutional video platform to support formative feedback on student presentations. There is a common problem on degree programmes: the student presentation. It’s a problem because too often students are expected to undertake presentations without … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Solution to Perennial Presentation Problems

Durbbu 2016 – Transition to HE and student partnerships

Using VLE sites to support student transition to higher education presented by Regent’s University London and Durham University at #durbbu 2016. Ideas around student partnership in site development and possible opportunities for adaptive inductions. At York we have a number of well-established pre-arrival sites across most departments on our institutional VLE. Recently, with the updating of … Continue reading Durbbu 2016 – Transition to HE and student partnerships

Justifying lecture capture (ALT-C Paper)

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 … Continue reading Justifying lecture capture (ALT-C Paper)

Learning designs with synchronous web conferencing

In this post we explore three ways Collaborate could form part of the learning design for a module and the way different learning experiences are offered by using synchronous online activity. Collaborate is an online seminar tool, and as such allows participants to use video, voice or text chat to communicate without needing to be in … Continue reading Learning designs with synchronous web conferencing

Learning Technologist – Oldest job around?

I don’t write many ‘musing’ posts, but in this one I’ve flung together a few thoughts on the way we all learn to adapt to use technology in our own specific contexts. Defining the learning technologist role There are many definitions of the role, all painting slightly different pictures of what a learning technologist does … Continue reading Learning Technologist – Oldest job around?

CMALT advice: Core Area 3 – The Wider Context

I recently offered some insights as a CMALT assessor to learning technologists at the University of Sheffield who were writing their CMALT portfolio. One of my interests is in the role of policy and legal frameworks applied to supporting learning using technology, for example copyright, accessibility, intellectual property rights, institutional learning and teaching strategies and VLE … Continue reading CMALT advice: Core Area 3 – The Wider Context

Researching lecture capture impact – going beyond change in grade

Following on from my posts on the E-learning Development Team blog, I wanted to share my thoughts on my approach to researching the impact of lecture capture provision amongst our students. There are a number of papers and research projects out there which are looking for experimental evidence to support, or not, the use of … Continue reading Researching lecture capture impact – going beyond change in grade