So while lecturing on a paramedic block course today I went to demonstrate how we wanted the students to perform a certain task. Out whipped at least 10 iphones on record to capture the moment. Two thoughts passed my mind:
1. What a great way to capture information so you can recall it at a later date – good for reinforcement
2. I have no control over where this content goes!!
While 1. is probably a good use of technology to enhance the learning process, 2. could potentially be troublesome. What if someone decides to post the video on their facebook page, blog or some random website where my education session is suddenly exposed for all to see and critique on? Now, I am the first to admit that I am not perfect – and I am always open to constructive criticism, but could this come back to bite me?
What does everyone else think? Do you permit video recording in your lectures? Do you have concrete guidelines on where this information can be used/posted?