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Introducing any new technology will change the way you teach and subsequently the way students learn. Technologies such as Mediasite allow external students to share a learning experience that more closely resembles that of internal students.
The advantages of lecture capture for both internal and external students are fundamentally undisputed by our informed lecturing staff. However, to make the most out of Mediasite (and similar technologies) staff need to ensure they are taking an “entire programme” perspective when, in particular, they are preparing content for their online learning environments.
There are a number of reasons why you would record/webcast your lectures. The most common reasons are:
Mediasite recordings/webcasts require no technology training for the presenter . Mediasite captures the presenter in real-time exactly how it happens without any noticeable disruption to the typical students lecture experience.
Students who use Mediasite content are generally positive about their experience as they perceive it to be beneficial to their learning. Additionally, students perceive they learn just as well from viewing on-demand lectures as they do from attending the face-to-face lecture.
Students' reasons for using Mediasite content are similar to that of Staff:
Attending lectures as well as using on-line lectures as a study tool may assist in maximising a student’s learning. Importantly, lectures delivered on-line do not necessarily correspond to a decline in face-to-face lecture attendance.
Even though the lecture is usually only one aspect of the entire course, learning activities often depend on an overall understanding of lecture content.
It is good practice to encourage those students that cannot attend lectures to establish a weekly routine for listening and reviewing the captured lectures.
Below are some simple strategies to “connect” recorded lectures with your Learning Management System (LMS).
As with any learning resource, providing lectures on-line will work best if it is seen by students to be well connected to the activities and experiences that make up the complete learning environment, rather than being just an add-on extra.
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Mediasite Guide - Using Mediasite in the Classroom (100 KB)
Mediasite at Massey:
Lecture Capture Benefits Noted:
Recording lectures and the impact on student attendance:
A Teaching with Technology White Paper - Lecture Webcasting:
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016
Mediasite captures what you do - exactly how you do it! Please contact National Centre for Teaching and Learning via the Stream support webpage for assistance in getting the most out of your media-enriched online course content.
We do require you to fill in the Mediasite Service Request Form before we can consider or confirm your request.
My Mediasite is a web based portal that enables individuals to create and manage content on Windows and Macintosh computers using 'Mediasite Desktop Recorder', as well as uploading User Generated video Content (UGC).
We do require you to fill in the Mediasite Desktop Recorder Request Form before we can consider or confirm your request.