Traditional classrooms can benefit from captured lectures and lessons, using YuJa’s “Connected Classroom” platform. Lecture are accessible to students in real-time (live) and for future use (captures), and can be made available for students in any location, making this a functional tool for all learning environments. A study conducted in Cornell University’s College of Engineering found that lecture capture, “is a significant new pedagogical tool. It increases flexibility for students, it can improve both learning and grades, and it can help instructors”.

  • Online learners need high-quality lecture broadcasts, accessible through a convenient cloud-based interface.
  • Non-traditional students can access lectures on their own schedule, making education more available and accessible.
  • Traditional students can take advantage of lecture broadcasts for review and test preparation. According to research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, more than 80 percent of undergraduate and graduate students surveyed preferred traditional courses with lecture capture over traditional courses without lecture capture.
  • Lecture broadcasts, complete with multimedia integration, can meet the needs of different types of learners, both visual and auditory. For students with special learning needs, lecture broadcasts can take the place of notes, low-quality in-class recordings, and improve their ability to learn. Furthermore, research in 2006 suggested that many students found access to lecture capture to be empowering, enabling them to take control of the learning process. (Simpson, 2006)

Exploring lecture captures can enrich both online and in-person learning for students and offer faculty new ways to improve learning and retain students.

Dimiduk, K. (2009) Report on VideoNote for the Task Force on VideoNote, E‐learning and Online Courseware Systems. A Report prepared by the Engineering Teaching Excellence Institute, Cornell University, August 2009.

Simpson, N. (2006). Asynchronous access to conventional course delivery: A pilot project. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37(4), 527-537. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00534.

Sonicfoundry. (2011). Evaluating the impact of Mediasite lecture capture on retention, recruitment, and student satisfaction. Retrieved from https://www.sonicfoundry.com/white-paper/evaluating-impact-mediasite-lecturecapture-retention-recruitment-student-satisfaction.

Veeramani, R. (2008) Insights regarding undergraduate preference for lecture capture. Retrieved from https://www.uwebc.org/uwebi/.