Thursday 20 September 2012
At Queen Mary we have a lecture capture system in place called Q-Review. Q-Review is a service teaching staff can use to automatically record live lectures or pre-record supplementary materials. In the spring of last year the E-Learning Unit completed a pilot and ran an evaluation exercise across the College to inform a decision to expand the service.
A College-wide survey and a series of focus groups were run. You can see the results of the survey here. Q-Review is now in 44 locations across the QM campuses. A full list of rooms is available here.
We have listened to your lecturers too. 100% of staff who have used the service would recommend it to colleagues. It is described as an “outstanding facility, outstandingly well supported”. The results of the staff survey can be read here and interviews with lecturers from across the faculties are available to watch here. Their use of the system and their perceptions of how you, as learners, use the system has informed our work on the service.
Q-Review records audio, video and the screen (eg PowerPoint or a visualiser). Links to these recordings are sent directly to your course area on QMplus, QM's Online Learning Environment. The recordings will also play on your smartphone or mobile device (Android or iOS).
What does this mean for you? Benefits for students include:
- You can go back and listen to the lectures again if you don’t understand a point
- You can listen to them in your own time
- You can make more thorough notes by pausing and playing the recordings
- You can catch up on any missed lectures
- It helps to refresh your memory during exam time
“As someone who learns quicker when watching something, as opposed to just reading about it, I found your video very very helpful”, said a second year Biology student.
Follow this link to see an example of Q-Review in action: http://tinyurl.com/8mauuwl
You can learn more about the system here: