Skip navigation
Media and Learning Association

How to move beyond lecture capture: Technology guide

How to move beyond lecture capture: Technology guide in English 
authors: Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium

This guide provides information on the current state-of-the-art and types of lecture capture, it goes deeper into several functionalities (eg. interactivity, voice recognition, subtitling, social mark-up, automated indexing and metadata, integration with VLE platforms etc.). The guide also includes a chapter on technical trends and developments as well as a part about common fears. Last but not least it gives an overview of suppliers active in the lecture capture market and a matrix which can help you to make a comparison between lecture capture systems and services and its functionalities.

This is a guide in a series of three, named "How to move beyond lecture capture". They were the final outcomes of the European Lifelong learning project REC:all which run from 2010-2013. The guides are now being officially published by the Media & Learning Association which took the initiative to exploit the project activities. A SIG Lecture Capture and Video Use in Higher Education was created, the main activities are the organisation of regular webinars and a pre-conference workshop on Video in Higher Education before the Media & Learning Conference in Brussels.

REC:all researched how lectures are currently being captured and used, exploring learning designs for flexible and off-campus delivery, reviewing technical, pedagogical and legal issues with an aim to producing practical guidelines such as this one to help teachers. The project has developed an active community of practitioners in this exciting area, the community can be joined via

The other guides can be found here: Pedagogy guide (EN)Legal guide (EN) & Guide juridique (FR)