Digital lecture recording: a cautionary tale

Johnston, Amy N. B., Massa, Helen and Burne, Thomas H. J. (2013) Digital lecture recording: a cautionary tale. Nurse Education in Practice, 13 1: 40-47. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.07.004

Author Johnston, Amy N. B.
Massa, Helen
Burne, Thomas H. J.
Title Digital lecture recording: a cautionary tale
Journal name Nurse Education in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5953
Publication date 2013
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.07.004
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 40
End page 47
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Increasing application of information technology including web-based lectures and live-lecture recording appears to have many advantages for undergraduate nursing education. These include greater flexibility, opportunity for students to review content on demand and the improved academic management of increasing class sizes without significant increase in physical infrastructure.This study performed a quasi-experimental comparison between two groups of nursing students undertaking their first anatomy and physiology course, where one group was also provided access to streaming of recorded copies of the live lectures and the other did not. For the course in which recorded lectures were available student feedback indicated overwhelming support for such provision with 96% of students having accessed recorded lectures. There was only a weak relationship between access of recorded lectures and overall performance in the course. Interestingly, the nursing students who had access to the recorded lectures demonstrated significantly poorer overall academic performance (P < 0.001). Although this study did not specifically control for student demographics or other academic input, the data suggests that provision of recorded lectures requires improved and applied time management practices by students and caution on the part of the academic staff involved.
Keyword Biology
Digital recordings
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 13 August 2012

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