For my class project, my group and I have decided to explore the
possibilities of using video captured lectures as a means to
supplement discussions outside of class. The idea is that much
similar to the iTunes U program, Students would be able to view and
share videos of lectures provided by the university. However, our
project also suggests the idea of allowing students to bookmark
specific times or segments and provide detailed annotations. These
bookmarks also serve as a new discussion thread, where other students
in the same class can provide additional input, thoughts, questions,
We feel that the educational experience can be enhanced by allowing a
new accessible form of learning to students who may not favor large
lecture halls or have disabilities like dyslexia. Our group of
course still needs to investigate the problem and see if this is even
feasible/worth the time, but I would like to ask for your input.
Have you had any experience with similar ideas or have any
precautionary notes? Some places to start are distance learning
programs or MIT's open education program, but I'm sure there are more
examples out there. We are on a quarterly system, so our research and
prototyping stages are very short and limited (6 weeks left).
Any information/help would be greatly appreciated.