Benefits for staff of recording lectures

Recording lectures can help you to improve your teaching.

Viewer analytics allow you to see which students have re-watched a lecture and which parts in particular have been viewed. This information allows you to identify specific areas where students spend more time reviewing, so can help you adjust your teaching accordingly, to address areas or concepts students are struggling with.

Feedback from the University of Leicester and other institutions (Karnad 2011, Woo et al. 2008) shows that students find recordings of lectures particularly useful when:

  • They do not speak English natively
  • They have trouble keeping up with taking notes (for example, students with dyslexia)
  • The lectures cover new terminology and/or complicated material which must be remembered
  • Attendance numbers in lectures are so large that students cannot ask all the questions they would like to ask
  • Students are distance-only and would like to see and hear their tutors and lecturers speak about the topic

Lecture capture has been used extensively in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester.

 

Further Resources and Reading

Lecture capture: what can we learn from the research?

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