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MOOC Series #eTeacherTOOLMuch like the lecture portion of traditional face-to-face class, using lecture capture can expose the participants to ideas which guide the practice of studying anything.  Unlike traditional lecture however, the participant has control over the consumption of the lecture not enjoyed in a traditional face-to-face setting.  The participant can choose the setting in for consumption, can replay portions, pause for note taking or research.

This delivery option might be attractive to secondary teacher with intensive academic content, which remains the same year after year.  The presentation of this lecture can then introduce elements of Blended Learning a traditional, face-to-face setting might not have offered.  This can manifest itself in what is called a “flipped classroom,” a popular variation on Blended Learning.
Here I narrate over a presentation to administrators from 2010.


I can see the mainstay lectures in any face-to-face content class being captured and used multiple times, refined over time, remixed for increased effectiveness.  This involves some front-end loading, but once completed to a satisfactory level this should free up the teacher to facilitate more malleable tasks with students in the course.