Technology Helps Students and Researchers Share Resources
Posted Nov 05 2008 6:12pm
Lectures are increasingly being captured, either so that students can use them as reviews, or so that students can miss the live lecture. Institutions are increasingly creating collaborative assignments, completing the assignment in a group. This increases the engagement of the students, and also gives them an additional life skill, that of working as part of a group. Solutions that capture lectures, increase engagement, and help collaboration are in demand.
For recording lectures, the trend is for the software to integrate with the LMS (Blackboard, Sakai, Angel, etc.), and for it to be tagged and searchable. Thus, if the instructor’s computer has notes about a particular point, students should be able to query that point and go directly to the section of the lecture-capture that addresses it without having to listen to the entire lecture.