Lecture recording - stabilization, further development and better accessibility

Lecture recordings have not only existed at KIT since the Corona pandemic. Already since 2018, the automation of the recordings has been advanced and lecture halls have been technically equipped for this purpose. In the past two years, the demand for lecture recordings has increased many times over and required rapid expansion as well as availability over as large an area as possible. It can also be assumed that lecture recordings will play a much greater role in the post-pandemic period than before. It is therefore important to further develop and consolidate the existing processes. This is to be done in the "Lecture Recording" project.

Contact persons at the ZML
Andreas Sexauer
Phone: +49 721 608-48215

Alexander Hock
Phone: +49 721 608-48218

In this project, KIT Library, SCC, and ZML cooperate to further expand the possibilities of lecture recordings at KIT and to make them quickly and easily accessible for lecturers and students. In particular, the focus is on subsequent use. Teachers will not only be supported in the implementation of the recording, but also in how they can sustainably integrate recorded lectures into their teaching later on. In addition, hybrid teaching formats are to be expanded, which can be used easily and flexibly by teachers. Based on the live use of the Lecture Translatorin selected lecture halls, it is also planned to further advance the integration of speech recognition and translation services in this context.

Another important part of the project is to open up new perspectives for Open Science. Already in the first project phase, the infrastructures of OpenCast and KITopen were connected. Now the structures have to be better adapted to the amount of recorded content so that it can be made available in a sustainable way within the framework of Open Science.

The goal of the project is to bring the different partial services into a coherent overview for the users in order to be able to better develop the potentials of a continuous use in this way. This infrastructure should serve the grown basic demand as well as leave room for more complex requests.