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Lecture Capture is driven by Students

Lecture Capture, the routine recording of classroom lectures, is still controversial at some Universities and Colleges, while being common as chalk at other institutions.

Students love the service and find it practical and beneficial for review and mastery of the material, and not simply helpful for classes missed due to a drunken hangover. Instructors, however, fear that they’ll never, ever, see any students again. They also worry about how their delivery will look and be impacted (bad hair day?) and loss of control of interaction in the classroom. Most of these fears have been discounted by schools actually using the technology, and as a last resort all have some type of opt-out policy.

Here’s an article about one college struggling with the transition to a lecture capture environment:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/university-of-huddersfield-gives-tutorial-filming-plan-green-light