Just completed my ALT presentation and was generally happy with the way things went. Watching other participant’s presentations also helped to reveal things that I feel that I may have missed and must not miss should I present this project again. The slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/despard/craig-despard-alt15minute-15408859. Below I have produced a checklist to build into the remainder of my project in the run-up to hand-in.
Extract quantitative data from Blackboard, though I fear Blackboard has a problem giving reliable data.
Emphasise how many students did the questionnaire and discuss the first questions to set scene. For instance of the 20 respondants 17 said they had watched the movies.
A panel member asked how much extra work is created by using these movie captures. The answer is 10 minutes to set up the technology to capture the full lecture then 30 minutes to capture the key concepts post lecture. So a total of 40 minutes.
A panel member asked do I foresee them being used the year after the answer is yes this will free up time to create movies addressing other skills sets.
Explain my area of teaching and that I teach 3D computer modelling which is challenging software to learn.
My presentation challenged some current research that appears to promote the use of full lecture capture being a success. I feel this is because Universities have invested large amounts of money in technology and training of staff. I feel and some research indicates that full lecture capture doesn’t work very well and Universities should not invest. A panel member agreed with this.
Emphasise my test with smart phones so students can watch on the go.
Would have been nice to explain the technology I used some more and show a sample of the outputs. Could I run an example if time?
I also must ask myself the question, Is there any evidence to suggest that my process actually worked. This at the moment appears difficult to do.