USING LECTURE RECORDINGS TO SUPPORT CURRICULUM CHANGES IN THE EUROPEAN CONVERGENCE PROCESS
The aim of this paper is to present the experience of using lecture recordings to support curriculum changes within the framework of the European convergence process, mainly courses that need to be promoted or discontinued. We will explain an integrated solution for recording lectures consisting of a web portal, a videoconferencing tool and an economical and easily transportable kit. The validation process was performed recording three different courses at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and using different diffusion channels, such as Moodle, an open source web portal called GlobalPlaza that supports streaming and recordings and the YouTube UPM channel. These courses were: Web 2.0 (Telecommunications Engineering School), Materials Science (Materials and Civil Engineering School) and Plants of Agro-alimentary Interest (Agronomics Engineering School). To assess the efficiency of our solution, a formal evaluation was conducted and will be also presented in this paper. The results show that lecture recordings allow teachers to support discontinued and new courses and enable students from remote areas to participate in international educational programmes, also the resulting recordings will be used as learning objects for future virtual courses. This experience is part of the Cyberaula 2.0 project funded by the UPM Educational Innovation Programme.