Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lecture capture technologies: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Teachers have been using lecture capture technologies for several years to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available to students digitally. In most cases, teachers are using video recording technology to capture their lectures. However, not all video technologies are created equal, according to Jerald D. Cole, Ed.D.

As the Chair of the Department of Instructional Technology at the University of Bridgeport, Jerry has tested and used a wide variety of lecture capture technologies. In his experience, he's found some of the major pros and cons of each technology for teachers and students, which he presented during Post University's Online Learning Conference 2012.

Jerry gave a run-down of lecture capture technologies he's used in both online and traditional classes, ranging from GoToMeeting to Camtasia to ScreenFlow. He discussed methods for storing videos, including his favorite -- Google DocsJerry also shared the steps of his lecture capture process, and went into what hardware would be required for several types of lecture capture software.

His presentation is great source to turn to if you're looking for some solid technical advice on implementing or improving your lecture capture strategy. Take a listen, and as always, feel free to leave a comment with your own insight.