To record or not to record? That was the question

Rob Howe, Rachel Maxwell

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The approach to lecture capture at University of Northampton evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic both in terms of policy and practice. The changes made reflected proactive and responsive adaptations to support the needs of staff and students. This chapter provides a background to the nature of lecture capture including some of the issues arising during implementation. It then goes on to describe how the policy developed at Northampton to support Active Blended Learning and then was enhanced to incorporate the changes needed during Covid. The resultant changes on the use of core systems such as Blackboard Collaborate and Kaltura are discussed. Use of Collaborate initially increased by 1900%, with ongoing use mirroring the online academic teaching pattern. The chapter concludes with recommendations and management considerations for other institutions seeking either to implement lecture capture or introduce broad pedagogic and procedural changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Digital Learning in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationCOVID-19 and Beyond
EditorsMatt Smith, John Traxler
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781800379404
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2022


  • Covid-19
  • COVID-19
  • lecture capture


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