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callum perry

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Recorded lectures – where are we at?

As many of you will know, getting lecture capture rolled out across the university has been a very important part of my manifesto this year. Following your feedback, I have been working with the University to get this implemented, and I wanted to give you an update as to where we’re at! 

Earlier this year, the University approved a policy for lecture capture to go ahead and we now have a weekly project group working on the logistics of it. The project requires a lot of money for the software, equipment, and staff time. Therefore, we are making sure that we work with the company that offers what we need, for the best cost. This process can take a couple of months, and the project will go back to the UEA executive team for final approval. The actual set up of rooms and software will then take another few months. 

Because of this, the roll out will probably be a gradual process across next year, starting in recently refurbished teaching spaces where audio recordings will be used with the lecture slides. The technology won’t be available in every room next year, and it’ll be up to your lecturer whether they think it’s appropriate for their lectures to be recorded. 

As well as this, we’re organising training for staff and students so you know the best ways to use it to learn and revise. Over the next year, we’ll continue to work with the University to ensure lectures are recorded on as many modules as possible, so all students are able to benefit from this. 

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please do drop me an email at j.chapman@uea.ac.uk

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