Widening Participation (WP) - raising the aspirations and attainment of people from backgrounds that are under-represented in higher education - is a major component of government education policy in the UK and Europe.
The aim of the cluster is to develop best practice guidelines for how institutions can use lecture capture/recording to support widening access students - by allowing greater learning flexibility - and how students themselves can use it to support their diverse pathway into, and journey through, higher education.
The cluster is being led by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and the University of Aberdeen. To achieve our aims we will:
- Host three (free) open workshops (13 Dec 2019, 3 April 2020 and 15 May 2020) to explore how we can use lecture recordings to:
- promote inclusivity
- support transitions
- support the development of study skills specifically within (although not exclusive to) widening participation students.
- Develop best practice guidance for when and how we can use recordings to support these students at a sector level.
- Develop resources for prospective university students and school teacher professional development.
Widening Participation with Lecture Capture: Open workshop one
The project team held the first open workshop on 13th December, 2019. You can watch the video recording in full or select an item from the video content list to jump forward to that section of the video.
Video content list
- Introduction to the cluster, its three academic leads (Jill MacKay, Edinburgh; Jacqui Hutchison, Aberdeen; Emily Nordmann, Glasgow), and its aims.
- Presentation by the University of Glasgow Widening Participation Team
- Presentation by Edinburgh University Students Association
- Defining equality, diversity and inclusion in widening participation (discussion)
- Planning for future meetings.