Media and Learning 2011

What is the best route to take in setting up or expanding an efficient lecture capture service: create it yourself, buy a complete service or take the open source route?

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Join this discussion to explore the options of putting in place large-scale lecture capture services with panellists experienced in a wide variety of different approaches.

Moderator: Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium


Mathy Vanbuel

Many educational institutions are turning to lecture capture as a way to not only enhance the current offer made to students but also as a way to introduce innovation and flexibility into the learning mix. What is the best way to integrate a successful lecture capture service in your institution - create it yourself; buy a complete service or take the open source route?

Mathy Vanbuel

This online discussion is a lead in to prepare for the discussion that we will have on Thursday 15 in the afternoon, and to make sure that the discussion is a bit organised and useful for you. There is a good bit of attention to Lecture Capturing in this year's conference. There is the Rec:ALL workshop in Leuven on Tuesday 13, and another presentation session just before this one.
In this particular discussion we want to find out what you really expect of the technology development of Lecture Capture systems? We will discuss amongst others:

  • Standards, what is their role in Lecture Capture? How to deal with them?
  • Total cost of operation/ownership: what are the elements to take into account? Do we know the TCO?
  • How does your organisation work with your users? How do you design and develop with your users in mind?
  • Future developments: where is your organisation going with Lecture Capturing? What can we expect in the next 2, 5 or 10 years?
  • What were (or still are) the biggest difficulties in the development of the Lecture Capture solution(s) your organisation is providing?
  • What are the biggest hurdles to take in getting your solution accepted by the teachers and learners (the end-users), and the institutions (the "buyers")? Do you see technical developments that can help overcome resistance?

Then, what are the technology developments that really matter to you in your organisations? How about the following:

  • Assessment
  • Attendance certification
  • Automated camera tracking
  • Automated indexing and metadata
  • Automatic translation
  • Close captioning, subtitling and accessibility features
  • Customisation
  • Classroom and Hardware Integration
  • Integration with VLE platforms (Virtual Learning Environments)
  • Interactivity
  • Mobility, mobile production and delivery platforms
  • Scalability
  • Social mark-up (commenting) and networking features
  • Voice recognition

Are there other developments that you are involved in? Testing? Looking forward to?

14 - 15 November 2011 Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters, Brussels
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