Why I Won’t Let My Classes Be Recorded

Posted in Teaching on January 14th, 2020 by steve

“In early January, I received an email message from an audio-visual coordinator at the UCLA School of Law asking whether I wanted my spring-semester class to be recorded. More specifically, the message informed me that all class sessions are recorded by default unless the instructor opts out. I responded, as I have to similar messages in previous years, with a request not to record my class …” (more)

[John Villasenor, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 January]

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Are traditional lectures better than watching a video?

Posted in Teaching on January 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dr Stefan Rennick-Egglestone of the University of Nottingham, writing in the Times Higher Education website last September gives his opinion on ‘This is why traditional lectures are better than watching a video’. While he sees some value in recording lectures, he refers to these videos as ‘souvenirs of a module’ …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 19 January]

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Making mistakes in class – the case against recording lectures

Posted in Teaching on November 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“There are several advantages to recording lectures: students who miss a class can watch/listen to a lecture on-line, it is useful for students with disabilities, it could be useful for revision, and might also help students who learn best as visual learners … ” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 24 November]

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Angst around lecture recordings

Posted in Teaching on November 4th, 2014 by steve

New Zealand“These days there seems to be a fair bit of angst in the tearoom, centred around using panopto: students are watching panopto recordings (or not) rather than coming to class, and for some colleagues this seems to be a Bad Thing & should be Stopped …” (more)

[Talking Teaching, 4 November]

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