New Content Capture Policy approved to give all students access to taught sessions
A new policy sets out how all students will have access to core content from taught sessions at the University in the new academic year, whether they are physically able to attend or not.
For several years, staff have increasingly used capture technology in some large lecture theatres, and used audio, video and other digital learning materials to extend learning beyond the classroom. But it’s not been used consistently across the University.
The University’s new Content Capture Policy, approved by Academic Council after two years of consultation and feedback from students and staff, outlines how all students should have access to captured content from October 2020 to supplement - but not replace - live-taught sessions.
A survey of University students in 2018 found that over 85% use captured content and recordings, for revision, and recapping or revisiting complex concepts, as well as benefiting students with caring responsibilities, and students for whom English is not their first language. Successive Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers have championed this, and have worked in partnership to develop the policy.
While the policy was shaped before the coronavirus pandemic, it has become particularly relevant as we prepare for a ‘blended and connected’ approach to teaching, learning and assessment for the new academic year.