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

Staff guidance for audio and video recording of lectures

DP BLOG 1There are different sets of circumstances in which it may be requested that your lecture, tutorial, demonstration or workshop is recorded. As part of the university’s ALTO project, CLTAD’s John Casey has developed a useful guide to help staff who may be uncertain about the digital recording of lectures, and related issues such as performance rights. Continue reading

Taking Care of Business? The political economy of MOOCs and Open Education

The future of education?

In this provocative article John Casey, Open Education Project Manager at the university’s Centre for Learning and Teaching in Arts and Design (CLTAD), reflects on the massive changes underway in open education around the world. Driven by a mix of new technology, idealism, politics and venture capital in a time of increasing economic austerity, the movement has plenty of contradictions as well as exciting opportunities. Continue reading