University of Sussex Teaching Fellowship 2011
His project compares engagement levels on two courses across a range of different types of recorded lecture: audio with slides (often referred to as enhanced podcasting); Echo360; using portable HD cameras, as in the professorial lectures, and recording in a television studio.
Paul was delighted to win the fellowship, which came at a good time for his project. The systems that he and his colleague Phil Watten set up to record lectures in the Informatics television studio are working in a reliable way and Echo360 has matured as a mainstream lecture capture system. Paul and Phil are already starting to establish a research base in this area and hopefully this project will lead to another journal publication. Above all, the project will provide valuable information that will help Sussex to make the best use of lecture capture to enhance students’ learning.
The award was formally made at graduation and there was an interview with Paul in the Autumn 2011 issue of RUSTLE.