The University of Manchester has introduced podcasting (sometimes known as lecture capture) into many lecture theatres and teaching spaces across campus. This system has been set up to help students replay, revisit and revise from past lectures.
No video cameras are used in the teaching environment, instead podcasting records the output from the projector, which includes: PowerPoints, web browsers, video, or software from a PC, laptop or iPad etc, and the lecturer’s voice from microphones at the front of the teaching space.
The recordings are then automatically processed into usable formats and made available to students. Currently 320 locations are equipped for podcasting, making this one of the largest lecture capture installations in the world.
Podcasts are really useful as it is virtually impossible to write down all the useful information in a lecture, so they're brilliantAnonymised student feedback
The podcasts were invaluable...Anonymised student feedback