“Now Hear This!”: Using CatchBox in Lecture Recording for Online Courses

Concurrent Session 3

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Over the years of lecture capture the biggest complaint we receive, by far, is with picking up the audio of the students who are on-campus.

This session will discuss the experience we had in using Catch Box for a graduate level Mechanical Engineering course at Purdue University.

Presenters

Phil Conrad is the Director of Technology and Technical Operations for Engineering Professional Education at Purdue University where he and his team is responsible for the technical production and online delivery of approximately 40 graduate-level STEM courses each semester. He works with faculty from twelve different departments to provide a quality experience to the distance students enrolled in the online courses.

Extended Abstract

Over the years of lecture capture the biggest complaint we receive, by far, is with the audio quality. This is not with the audio of the instructor, it is with picking up the audio of the students who are on-campus.

The vast majority of our courses are produced live with an on-campus and a distance section. The goal is to capture any questions and discussion that happens in the on-campus section.

We encourage and “train” the instructors to repeat the questions and we see some success with this approach but, often instructors will forget to repeat the questions and it creates some issues for the distance students.

We have tried a couple different methods which will be shared in this presentation but the primary solution we will share is the Catch Box solution we used in one of our courses in Spring 2015.

This session will discuss the experience we had in using Catch Box for a graduate level Mechanical Engineering course at Purdue University.