Streaming and recording for continuing education programs
To increase reach and revenue streams beyond campus walls, many schools and companies branch out with online continuing education (CE) programs designed for professionals of all kinds. To keep these programs competitive and deliver the highest value to their consumers, schools need solid video capture, video streaming and recording solutions. Epiphan provides high-end video and lecture capture devices that empower schools to create high quality, consistently branded continuing education courses.
Why use lecture capture?
Give options students want Allow students to replay lectures so they can carefully review the material they need to succeed.
Students take notes with varying degrees of skill and accuracy.
In a study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 78% of students felt that watching lectures again would help improve retention of class materials. 76% felt it would improve their test scores and 93% would like lessons captured if they have to miss class.
Expand available lectures
Institutions can enhance courses by providing easy access to recorded prerequisite or supplemental material. In some cases, students taking one class might benefit from reviewing lectures from a prerequisite or remedial class. Necessary classes are not offered every term due to budget constraints or faculty cut backs. In a traditional setting, when a professor retires, their unique style for presenting a lecture can “retire” with them. Similarly, in a traditional environment, unless a student is there in person, a lecture from a guest speaker is lost. A professor working in the field might not have access to a traditional classroom, but would like to be able to use a laptop to record and transmit a lecture back to the university. Since recordings using software-based systems can be done on a standard PC or Mac — or even a mobile device — a lecture can be captured in a lecture hall, an office, or even on-site at a hospital. Professors have the flexibility to teach lectures while continuing to do research. Classes ordinarily offered only in the fall of even-numbered years can now be available year-round, even to students studying overseas.
Keep students in school
Let students view lectures they cannot attend, repeat lectures that they did not understand, or review lectures they need for background. Capturing your lectures helps keep students from falling behind.
Only 36 percent of full-time students complete their bachelor’s degree on time. In some cases, a student’s normal schedule may be interrupted due to illness or family emergency. The more sessions a student misses, the more likely they are to drop a class or even drop out of the program. Often, dropped classes are not offered again until the following academic year, putting the student further behind and driving up the cost of their education.
Attract non-traditional students
By making it simple to record and view lectures, you can provide students with a way to “virtually” attend class when and where they are able. Nontraditional students can have access to the same material as students living on campus. For many non-traditional students, attending classes in person can be very difficult. Some are balancing childcare, have physical challenges or are otherwise unable to travel, or have to work during some of the normally scheduled class time hours. As it gets easier to communicate with people around the world, students who live far from campus or even overseas may be interested in furthering their education. This applies not only to students who are simply studying abroad for a semester, but also to students who permanently live in a foreign country. Men and women in the armed forces, for example, may be interested in continuing their education remotely, but are restricted in when or where they can watch a lecture.
Open possibilities for collaboration
Providing a way to share lecture material across geographic boundaries makes it easier for faculty to collaborate on a class and for students to benefit from that collaboration. In some situations, a student would like to take a class that is not offered locally, but may be available at another campus of the university or within the broader academic community. Professors from different campuses, locations, or even universities can jointly develop and offer classes where the lectures are divided among them for a collaborative teaching environment.
Get started with a lecture capture solution
That’s all you need to know about getting started with lecture capture! Getting started with a lecture capture solution makes it possible to expand university learning in exciting new ways: Easy to record lectures – no special equipment or training required. Lectures can be recorded on any Windows, Mac, or mobile device. Easy to view lectures – provide a wide range of choices that are accessible to all students. Easy to integrate into an institution – easily integrate lecture capture with your current technology for simple expansion across campus.