Digitising the Museum at Central Saint Martins

Untitled photograph by Fagner Bibiano, 2008

Untitled photograph by Fagner Bibiano, 2008

For many years now the prevailing message to the cultural and heritage sector is that digitising collections is good. Good for access, good for reaching out to new audiences and good for communicating with young people (who if you believe the rhetoric are completely disinterested if it doesn’t come with an app). Judy Willcocks, Head of CSM’s Museum, asks ‘Should we be celebrating or commiserating?’  Continue reading

Are personal recording devices impeding students’ experience of ‘being in the moment’, and if so, does it matter?

Image by Vladimir Agafonkin


Image by Vladimir Agafonkin

Recording, be it audio, video, or simply snapping pictures of everything and anything we think we’ll want to remember, has become part of our routine. For the student experience within the context of an art and design environment, this habit of whipping out our devices every time we want to remember or document something has implications. What are they? And why do we so readily forget to be in the moment and delay our experiences to a time and a place we might feel more comfortable processing the information recorded?

In advance of the ‘Being Lecture Captured’ discussion at London College of Fashion, Sarah Kante reflects on her own experience of being a UAL student, and offers a provocation to the Pedagogic Research Hub. Continue reading

Being Lecture-Captured: An LCF Pedagogic Research Hub Discussion

image003Lecture capture as technology has been used in the higher education (HE) sector in many forms in recent years and is being evaluated and piloted at London College of Fashion. Already much material has been generated on its potential benefits and uses in making learning accessible and available in flexible formats. Continue reading

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