This crossed my ‘gator this morning.

I’ll Take My Lecture to Go, Please :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education’s Source for News, Views and Jobs.
A new study released today suggests not only a willingness but a “clear preference” among undergraduates for “lecture capture,” the technology that records, streams and stores what happens in the classroom for concurrent or later viewing.

Go read the whole thing. I’ll wait.

Can you find the missing link in that story? Remember that in survey work, people tend to make the responses that make them look good.

Oh, and I believe Sean Brown, don’t you?

3 Responses to “What's Wrong With This Picture? Part Duh”

  1. Kim Clevinger Says:

    I just wonder if this would cause students to feel as if they don’t have to go to class. If they know that their lectures will be online, will they worry about missing? Will they still have an attendance policy?

    I do think that this idea would be beneficial in helping if it is not abused with continuous missing just because they can easily make it up.

  2. Elizabeth Freeman Says:

    What caught my eye was that most of the students wanted lecture capture because they could make up for missed classes and watch the lectures on demand for convenience. I think this means they want to lay around and be unresponsible. If they stay up too late the night before they can sleep it off and not have to worry about getting out of bed at a certain time. It may just be me, but I don’t know if this would be a good idea for undergrad degrees. I can see some lecture capture courses being offered but I think that it would be a bad idea to create so many that the students do not have the responsbility of getting up and going to class. When they get out of college and get jobs they will have to get up and go no matter what. Right now I am completing an online degree for my masters, but I also have a career job.

  3. jfraley79 Says:

    I, myself, would like to have something like this in my classes. I would be able to watch the lesson later to fill in anything missed while taking notes in class. I can’t write fast enough to write down all the important things, so I always wind up missing something and need to remember what was said in class. In this way, I think it would be beneficial. If needed, you could watch it more than once, maybe as a supplemental review for an exam. And, if I needed to miss class, I wouldn’t have to worry about finding someone to copy notes from (or if they took good notes). As far as classroom attendance, who cares. I think as long as you learn the material (whether by attending class or on your own) that’s what is important. I admit, this wouldn’t work for some classes such as labs (where things are more hands on). Lectures could be done online with lecture capture but the labs would have to be class based.

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