An evaluation of a teaching package constructed using a Web‐based lecture recorder

Segal, Judith (1997) An evaluation of a teaching package constructed using a Web‐based lecture recorder. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 5 (3). pp. 32-42. ISSN 0968-7769

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This paper describes an evaluation of a teaching package used to replace lectures in two closely related university courses on Discrete Mathematics. The package was developed using Audiograph, a Web‐based lecture recorder developed at the University of Surrey. Two groups of subjects were studied: a group of undergraduates, mostly fresh from schools, and a group of postgraduates, mostly with post‐university work experience. Although the postgraduates with their greater maturity and experience were significantly more positive in their appraisal than the undergraduates, both groups agreed on the beneficial aspects of being able to work at one's own time and pace, and being able to repeat material at will. It is clear, however, that, in the context investigated, where the lecturer was readily available, such a package can never supplant a human teacher, and that considerable effort needs to be expended in order to integrate the package into a rich learning environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Divisions: ALT-J Journal
Depositing User: Justin Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:35
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