Student guidance for audio and video recording of lectures

DP digital devicesIt is an important part of a student’s professional development to understand, recognise and respect the legal rights of others when digitally recording someone else’s materials. The increased prevalence of personal smartphones has meant that an increasing number of students are able to easily record various types of teaching activities.

As part of the universtiy’s JISC-funded ALTO project, John Casey has produced a useful reference guide for students that focuses on digital recording. Continue reading

facebook and blogs: staff survey feedback 2012

MA Character Animation student, Jiamin Liu, missbowtie.com

The recently published article featuring CSM’s Birgitta Hosea and her Expanded Animation blog highlights the many roles blogs can serve, and how they can evolve. This post provides more general insights about staff engagement with blogs and facebook.

The fact that colleagues are using facebook and blogs in multiple ways shone through in the recent survey exploring staff engagement with digital tools and social media across the College; 28% of staff use blogs as part of their College role, and 33% are using facebook. There is much overlap in the ways that both services are used, eg course promotion and keeping in touch with alumni, with several departments adopting the tools, such as individual courses, the library and marketing. Continue reading