Jumana Samara & Alla El-Awaisi delivered this presentation on Lecture Capture at Qatar University today. Due to the great work they had already done on compiling their research data into tables and charts, there wasn’t a whole lot for me to write during the session, but I think I gathered the main points here. My notes are missing what the speakers might see as the crux of their presentation, though, since I wasn’t able to catch the highlights of the data given the speed of the slide show. I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the speakers, and look forward to picking their brains about the types of faculty orientation and training QU does in their Office of Faculty & Instructional Development!
Derek Bruff tweeted an interesting thought about lecture capture that I think is an important consideration: “Everytime I hear about lecture capture, I worry it reinforces the idea that the lecture is the thing.” This is something to keep in mind since the trend in education is away from the lecture format in general. If we are using “lecture capture” in the context of blended learning (i.e., promoting outside-of-class learning), how do we ensure that teachers aren’t just relying on an old model and plugging it into a new(ish) format? Recording lessons has a lot of potential use for students (particularly in a content-heavy discipline like Pharmacy), but how are people using it creatively to inspire learning in ways other than a one-to-many model?