Exploring Learning Capture - using digital technology to support active and collaborative learning

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


At Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) as part of our preparation for ‘Strategy 2030’, we are developing an enhanced digital infrastructure with a plan to design and implement a wide variety of ‘digitally smart/digitally enabled/digitally enhanced’ teaching spaces aligned to a broader concept of digital learning capture.

GCU aims to offer an ‘inclusive curriculum’ approach that seeks to make learning resources available to all students. The focus is on the provision and recording of various elements of the learning experience for both staff and students based on active learning and the flipped classroom. The overarching aim is to offer a flexible solution that will in turn offer a unique and equitable learning experience for GCU students which in turn will be captured and preserved in an accessible format to aid their own reflection and revision in dealing with
concepts, new skills and ideas. The entire process is underpinned and facilitated largely by the Blackboard, utilising a broad range of functions and tools, and a digital repository, the outputs can be provided online to stimulate reflection by students.

Looking beyond lecture capture, "a range of technologies that creates a digital record of what happens in a lecture or classroom" (UCISA 2016), this workshop will give you the opportunity to consider learning capture as an alternative approach. Learning capture offers wider learning opportunities through creating a digital records of how students learn and the processes in which they are engaged when actively learning. The Pedagogy - Space - Technology (PST) framework (Radcliff et al, Queensland University) is the contextual model
which will guide our future developments. This workshop will focus on:

1. How we design teaching based on an understanding of how our students learn.
2. How we select suitable/applicable technology/technologies to enable appropriate learning.
3. Consider the elements of the learning space to support engagement with students through interactivity and collaboration.

It will entail working both individually and in groups, looking at how to develop a learning capture experience with the focus on Blackboard tools and other tools if required. We will also share outputs from previous development sessions undertaken by staff and students at GCU.
Period8 Jan 2020
Event titleThe 20th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • learning capture
  • digital learning
  • learning & teaching
  • teaching
  • learning practice