Last year, NTSU collaborated with the University on a project that introduced recorded lectures for students and, according to their latest research, it’s been a huge success!
Lecture Capture, the system that records lectures and uploads them to learning rooms for students to access, was introduced in 2017/18 academic year in all lecture theatres with a capacity of over 50 after students raised the idea to the SU’s Academic Reps.
Since then, it’s proven incredibly popular with more than 21,000 hours of lectures watched and 1.3 million ‘play’ buttons pressed since the start of this academic year alone.
Students who play sports on Wednesday, student parents who miss lectures due to family commitments and international students who might struggle with note taking were just a few of the groups that students suggested would benefit from recorded lectures and, despite reservations from lecturers that it would negatively impact attendance, the research clearly shows that Lecture Capture has been extremely well received. It’s also been rolled out to even more teaching rooms across all three NTU campuses as a result.
Martha, NTSU’s president, said: “It’s great to see how successful lecture capture has been since it was introduced last year. Knowing that the Students’ Union and our Academic Reps have had such a positive impact on the educational experience at NTU is really rewarding.”
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