Making Audio Recordings of Lectures

Mark Scase
Allied Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
MScase@dmu.ac.uk

Video transcript:

I often find that students request to record my lectures.
This is sometimes because students have specfic learning needs or because they want to have a record for their own personal use. Sometimes I find that when I’m giving lectures I have 5 or 6 recorders in front of me. So I decided it might be easier if I recorded lectures for students and made it avilable to everybody. After some experimentation I decided that the best option was to use voice recorders these are small and releatively cheap. the way in which I use it is to place the recorder on the podium which works fine for the way I give lectures. Some people tend to walk around when they are giving lectures; so if that’s you then you might want to use a lapel mic which will just plug in to the microphone socket. I upload the recordings as MP3s to blackboard. I don’t edit them, so the recordings come out quite raw and rough – that’s quite deliberate. I make these available to all students. I’ve found that the feedback from students is that they like having these recordings. They often use them for revision purposes and I’ve found that it doesn’t affect attendance at all.

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