Scholarship opportunities: Encore Lecture Capture Evaluation Project

The Teaching Focused Academic Network (TFAN) is leading a university-wide scholarship project, alongside a team from Learning Technologies, to evaluate the use by students and staff (or not) of the new Lecture Capture provision which will launch in October 2018 under the name Encore. See  www.dur.ac.uk/encore) for more information about the Encore scheme.

The “Encore Lecture Capture Evaluation” (ELCE) project aims to engage all interested members of academic staff who are on the teaching career track in this large scale, cross institutional scholarship project.  We anticipate scholarly engagement at a number of different levels and we would like to encourage as many colleagues as possible to be involved from all grades of teaching focused academics across all grades (6 through to 10).  The project will be run in two phases, with Phase 1 being the initial evaluation of the use of Encore starting from October 2018.  Phase 2 will build on work and outcomes of Phase 1 and will involve more of a longitudinal study of the use of the technology.  The full details of the project are outlined in the attached document, but examples of the type of scholarship activity you may wish to be involved in include:-

  • Taking focus groups of students to gauge usage and perceptions of Encore
  • Keeping working diaries on how the use of Encore has (or has not) changed your academic practice
  • Keeping a log of how you use the technology and how often
  • (plus many others - we welcome suggestions)

We are looking for members of the network to register their interest in being involved in contributing to the project at this stage, and to indicate what level of engagement they would like to offer.  Any further ideas for the project are very much welcomed.  The Michaelmas TFAN meeting will be centred on the ELCE project (date and time to be arranged). We would particularly like to encourage all teaching-focused colleagues to be involved in this scholarship project as it would provide a straightforward way of demonstrating engagement with scholarship for progression and promotion purposes.

Timeframe

October 2018 – data collection begins

June/July 2019 - report back and disseminate findings across the institution

Summer 2019 - identify Phase 2 work

October 2019 – begin Phase 2   

Please contact Trudi Buck t.j.buck@durham.ac.uk or Jacquie Robson j.m.robson@durham.ac.uk if you would like to be involved in this project.