Classroom Observation Systems
A classroom or learning environment can be fitted out with static or controllable cameras that record lessons/lectures. Sound is picked up via fixed or radio microphones and is synced with the images. The system can be set up to record at set times or manually from any authorised PC. The Classroom usually consists of 3 cameras , one to observer the teacher area (whiteboard) ,one to view the students and finally a wide view cameras to a capture the whole scene . One camera looking at the white board may be adequate for your needs.
The images are recorded on to a network server and can be played back at any time (password protected) and clips or a whole session can be exported to a DVD , USB or media server.
Example of a typical classroom layout
The Portable Observation device (POD)
The new P.O.D. can be used in any room with an available network point for remote viewing and recording. It can also be connected directly to a laptop or PC via a network cable or wireless router for recording and editing. The camera is fully controllable with pan, tilt and zoom, and has a fixed high quality microphone and a socket for an optional radio microphone.
We also provide Lesson Capture software for use with the POD to aid staff development. Whilst operating the camera the observer can record and make time-stamped notes. They can also use counter and timer tools to collect data about teaching and learning behaviour. Also included is a playback and quick editing programme that allows the observer to add notes on the video itself and create instant Flash, Quicktime or Windows Media movies for immediate feedback for the teacher.
For Powerpoint presentation click here : POD