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ERIC Number: EJ799789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Lecture Capture: What Can Be Automated?
Burdet, Benoit; Bontron, Cedric; Burgi, Pierre-Yves
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n2 p40-48 2007
Online education encompasses a variety of technologies, one of which is lecture capture--a long-standing practice at the University of Geneva. The faculty of arts has recorded most of its lectures on audiotapes since the 1970s, well before the World Wide Web existed. Modernization of the recording technologies, however, which until recently consisted of magnetic tapes, was necessary for online courses to efficiently share lectures with off-campus students. This technological upgrade inevitably had implications for the audiovisual (A/V) operating staff of librarians and technicians who have traditionally been caretakers of the lecture-capture process. To ease the acceptance of a new, automatic lecture-recording system, a close collaboration between the operating staff and IT engineers was established during the project's conception. This article describes how the University of Geneva successfully carried out this project while respecting several constraints, akin to those faced by many other academic institutions. (Contains 14 endnotes and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland