Lecture Capture begins to take flight…

As the IT Services trial has progressed, more and more departments are expressing interest in capturing lectures. Hopefully Michaelmas Term 2014 will see the following departments joining the trial: Seminar Videoing: Nuffield Department of Population Health A post-graduate department within the Medical Sciences … Continue reading

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Student stamp of approval on Lecture Capture

Two weeks, 329 responses, one survey: in Trinity term 2014, OUSU began its own investigation into student views on Lecture Capture. This survey took place completely separately from the exploratory trial being run by IT Services. It shows that IT … Continue reading

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If Lecture Capture keeps ringing with success, play on….

It is a truth universally acknowledged that being a student at Oxford University is a tough experience. For students who are physically impaired, the old buildings, beautiful as they are, can render studying here even more challenging. Thus when a lift … Continue reading

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A positive portrayal of Lecture Capture from History of Art

    Fourteen students, one lecturer, an audio recorder and a microphone: Lecture Capture proved a straightforward installation and an instant success in the History of Art Department Before Panopto was introduced, daily lectures were typically captured by using an audio … Continue reading

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Lecture Capture impetus

Before she left Oxford for greener (and wetter!) pastures, Melissa Highton, the former Director of Academic IT (Teaching and Learning) wrote two blog posts about lecture capture to give the newly launched project some impetus. Photo attribution: Deutsche Fotothek, Wikimedia … Continue reading

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Panopto pulls through at Egrove Park

Panopto’s capabilities for recording conferences were not just tested by Digital Humanities. Egrove Park, an annex of the Saïd Business School, ran a half-day workshop that was recorded by Panopto. The workshop was structured around flash talks lasting 3-4 minutes … Continue reading

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Experiment pays off: successful use of Lecture Capture in Physics

  ‘Condensed Particle Matter’ is a 3rd year physics option. Highly challenging and highly conceptual, its abstruse subject matter makes it a topic that requires much dedicated revision. Lecture Capture introduced a new method of revisiting the course material: the … Continue reading

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Recording 9 ’til 5…

Five days a week, two cameras and around eight hours of footage generated per session: the CDT of Oxford University is a pioneer when it comes to the use of Lecture Capture. An interdisciplinary department, the CDT’s need for Lecture … Continue reading

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Opening a door across the globe on conferences

Digital Humanities is a progressive program discussing the creation, management, analysis, modelling, visualization, or publication of digital data for the humanities. Each event held by the group attracts high profile guests, and 2014 was no exception, with speaker coming from … Continue reading

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What does Lecture Capture offer?

Following investigations in 2013, the technology currently being trialled is Panopto. Panopoto is one of various ‘lecture capture’ software programmes that enables a lecturer to easily record their lecture, either during a live session, or from his or her desk. … Continue reading

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