Lecture Recordings at Harper Adams University – part 3

Lecture recording – Creating full length narrated PowerPoint files Why? Semi-automated recording of lectures (audio and PC screen only) is now common practice across most Higher Education Institutions and is thus becoming part of the student expectation. At Harper there are currently two options for recording your lectures, either as ‘out-of-class’ events from your desktop/laptop/Surface…

Lecture Recordings at Harper Adams University – part 1

Your lecture recording options at Harper Adams University WHY – the pedagogical reasons The uploading of PowerPoint files onto your Learning Hub modules in advance of the lecture is good practice and provides a useful baseline provision for all students. However PowerPoint files on their own do not constitute a free standing learning object as…

A Case for Learning Analytics

Understanding the ‘Science of Learning’ at a deeper level has been a thorny undertaking despite copious amounts of papers being published in educational research over decades. In most instances the investigations are centred around qualitative data based on user perceptions and surveys with relatively little evidence originating from quantitative data sets. Consequently it is suggested…

Virtual Classroom options for Harper Adams University

In order to avoid confusion it is important to highlight the differences between Video/Web-conferencing software and Virtual classroom software (VCS). Video/Web-conferencing is based on a single ‘virtual’ meeting room, ‘hosted’ by the presenter in which video, audio (VoIP) and desktop application are shared between the presenter and one or several ‘invited’ participants. Controls over the…