Proposal Title

Why social media might be the best way to develop new modes of lecture delivery on campus, online and for the future – a controversial view

Session Type

Poster

Room

P&A Atrium

Start Date

6-7-2017 5:50 PM

Keywords

social media, online learning, lecture streaming, student engagement

Primary Threads

Education Technologies and Innovative Resources

Abstract

There is increasing interest from administration, faculty and students to develop lecture recordings that can be used in a multi-faceted ways including in online courses, flipped classrooms, as additional study aids, and for use by student accessibility services. Lecture recordings and broadcasts are often viewed as being resource and time intensive, requiring specialized software such as Camtasia, Blackboard Collaborate, Adobe Connect or others, requiring expensive hardware as well as recording and editing faciities. At the same time, recorded and/or streamed lecture delivery also places increasing demands on developing expertise that many faculty are reluctant to engage in. Throughout the 2016-2017 semester we have experimented with delivering live in-class lectures with simultaneous streaming and recording using a variety of social media platforms. All recording types have had exceedingly positive reception from students who have used these lecture streams and their recordings. The advantages of using platforms such as OBS/Youtube, Facebook Live and Twitter/Periscope, their modes of delivery, pre-existing use of these platforms by students, ease of use, cost and time effectiveness will be compared and discussed fully. In addition, student perspectives on why these modes may be far better than more costly and intensive methods currently in place will be presented.

Elements of Engagement

  • The poster will also be available online with interactive components (asynchronously) using Padlets and embedded QR codes to active links.
  • The recording equipment that is used will be on hand and demonstrated (iPad with microphone and lenses)

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Jul 6th, 5:50 PM

Why social media might be the best way to develop new modes of lecture delivery on campus, online and for the future – a controversial view

P&A Atrium

There is increasing interest from administration, faculty and students to develop lecture recordings that can be used in a multi-faceted ways including in online courses, flipped classrooms, as additional study aids, and for use by student accessibility services. Lecture recordings and broadcasts are often viewed as being resource and time intensive, requiring specialized software such as Camtasia, Blackboard Collaborate, Adobe Connect or others, requiring expensive hardware as well as recording and editing faciities. At the same time, recorded and/or streamed lecture delivery also places increasing demands on developing expertise that many faculty are reluctant to engage in. Throughout the 2016-2017 semester we have experimented with delivering live in-class lectures with simultaneous streaming and recording using a variety of social media platforms. All recording types have had exceedingly positive reception from students who have used these lecture streams and their recordings. The advantages of using platforms such as OBS/Youtube, Facebook Live and Twitter/Periscope, their modes of delivery, pre-existing use of these platforms by students, ease of use, cost and time effectiveness will be compared and discussed fully. In addition, student perspectives on why these modes may be far better than more costly and intensive methods currently in place will be presented.