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'Festival rooms' to be fitted out with new lecture recording service

It’s full steam ahead with the rollout of the new University-wide lecture recording service.

The first tranche of 29 core teaching spaces – those that will be used for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe over the summer - will be equipped with state-of-the-art lecture recording technology this month.  These are the first of 114 rooms to be provisioned for the start of semester in September.

The lecture recording programme is one of the largest, digital upgrades to take place in an educational institution.  Over a three-year period around 400 core teaching spaces will be equipped, enabling students to have access to recorded lectures to supplement their learning.      

The programme has representation from academic staff, IT and e-Learning staff and the student community via an Academic User Group, a Technical Special Interest Group, and an Engagement and Evaluation Group.  Policy is also being developed by a sub group of the Senate Learning and Teaching Committee.  

Staff and students are invited to vote for the name of the new service - voting is open until 30 June and the most popular will be announced in July.

The service represents a significant investment in the student digital experience and aims to enhance student satisfaction with learning resources and academic support by automating the recording of lectures at scale.      

For more information about the lecture recording service: www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/learning-technology/lecture-recording-service