Law School

Lecture Capture System LCS

 
Winthrop tower at UWA

This policy is designed to explain the general approach of the Law School to the use of LCS as a teaching tool.

You may find that different faculties and disciplines adopt different approaches in relation to using LCS.

The UWA Law School is not a distance education provider and it is therefore educationally desirable for students to attend all classes. We have not adopted LCS as a substitute for your face-to-face engagement with Law School staff and peers. The extent to which units in the Law School utilise LCS is at the discretion of the lecturers teaching that unit. The merits of using LCS are weighed up for each unit after careful consideration of that unit’s needs and learning outcomes and therefore you should not have an expectation that all lectures or units in the Law School will necessarily be recorded.

If a unit does routinely record lectures you should be prepared for the possibility that LCS may sometimes fail to record classes. Technical difficulties, recording failures or booking errors may mean that all or part of a lecture is not recorded. If this occurs, it may not be able to be rectified and lecturers will not be required to re-deliver the class.  In such situations, you can acquaint yourself with the material covered in the lecture by referring to any lecture outlines and the assigned readings for the relevant class.

Units utilising LCS may be available in ‘streamed’ media format but will not generally allow you to download or podcast the recording. The preference for ‘streaming’ lectures stems from the need to accommodate a number of concerns relating to the release of the recording (and therefore the intellectual property) into the public domain.