In the fields of higher education, it is becoming very essential to record lectures as there are many workshops and seminars which bring together various professionals and experts in various fields at a common platform to share their views and experiences. These give several insights to students and hence if recorded can help the other students as well who were not present at that time.
Lecture capture is one of the most effective ways of sharing the knowledge with people who value it across the globe. There has a sharp rise in the trend of distance learning or distance education and this medium of learning through recorded lectures is really beneficial.
What are the advantages of adopting the idea of recording lectures?
- There are many part time students who can’t be always physically present in class. If they provide the flexibility of watching recorded lectures from any location at any time suitable for them, they will have a much productive learning.
- There are times when certain concepts or teachings are tough to understand in one go in a lecture, so with the help of lecture capture systems a student can go through them very easily at his/her convenience and catch up with the concepts to maintain the flow with class.
- However, regular a student may be, but in an academic year there are times when it gets necessary to miss a lecture because of illness or ad health. And it gets practically impossible for a teacher to explain that particular class to a student again. And hence recorded backups of a lecture can be of immense help in such situations.
- Even most of the students feel that recording videos, add value to their education. There is another advantage of recorded lectures. Students in free time can go through the lecture material and hence be better prepared for the next class.
With the development of cloud computing, it has become much easier to share learning material in the form of videos amongst students. It is considered as one of the best practices to share the knowledge without disturbing much your one’s own schedule.
With the use of analytics teachers can also see what topics students are viewing more, how often they are really using the videos for their benefit and hence teachers can gauge interest in topics and work on improving their lecture delivery too.
How easy it is to actually implement this idea of recording lectures?
There is no big change or arrangement required to be done for recording a lecture. A decent range camera with good sound recording quality and compatible bit rate processing can help you manage the recordings. These devices have got inbuilt storage in the form of SD card slots or an external USB storage drive can be inserted to have a recording saved for usage later. Someone rightly said that learning never stops, this methodology of learning will add to the significance of this saying for sure.