Evaluation of student engagement with a lecture capture system
There are potential operational and strategic benefits to implementing lecture-capture systems but the issues are much deeper than simply the question of which technology system to implement. This paper explores the lecturer and student perspectives by analysing survey data from a small scale time-terminated implementation. Results show that an automated lecture-capture system could be readily implemented in existing teaching venues, with minimal adjustment to existing equipment and fittings. Students reported that the system enhanced their engagement. The trial was too small to reliably indicate how academic staff respond to such a system. However implications from the way students elected to use recorded lectures suggests that widespread adoption of the technology could have major effects on the lecture of the future, and potential implications for lecturers. Lecturers may need to prepare lectures specifically for this medium.