Lecture Capture


I was listening to a co-worker, who is taking a math class at a junior college, tell me that students were video taping their class.  It was a three-hour class and the instructor provided reviews for each test so the students wanted to be able to review of the material.  I thought that the capability for students to be able to view the class presentation would be an invaluable tool. 

I googled it and discovered the Lecture Capture.  It is any technology that allows an instructor to record their classroom instruction and allow students to access digitally. “Lecture capture systems offer three important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development.”(http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7044.pdf)

I remember calling my math teacher at 2 am in the morning to clarify math problems before a test.  It would have been so helpful to have a recording of the class to review the information.  College students are no longer the youngster that just graduated from high school but  also older students that work full-time jobs or are active duty military.  These students cannot always be in attendance of a class and would be able to utilize the lecture capture. 



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