Lecture capture affects student learning behaviour

Voelkel, Susanne, Bates, Andy, Gleave, Terry, Larsen, Carl, Stollar, Elliott J ORCID: 0000-0001-9895-0335, Wattret, Gemma ORCID: 0000-0001-8497-1370 and Mello, Luciane V
(2023) Lecture capture affects student learning behaviour. FEBS OPEN BIO, 13 (2). pp. 217-232.

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Lecture capture (the real-time recording of live lectures) has become commonplace in higher education. It is popular with students who like the associated flexibility and believe that lecture recordings improve their grades. Here, we performed a survey (n = 694, 53% of the cohort) and set up focus groups (2 focus groups, 15 participants) to explore biological sciences students' perceptions of how lecture capture impacts their study behaviour when recordings are provided for every lecture and are made available to students without restriction. The participants in our study were convinced that lecture capture improved their learning, and many students noted that they were dependent on the recordings, thinking that without them, they would not be able to achieve good grades. Students reported that they spend a considerable amount of time watching recordings and making verbatim notes, leaving them little time for independent study. For many, lecture capture seems to reinforce the view that memorisation equals learning, a view that may be reinforced by knowledge-focussed assessment formats. For most students, lecture capture did not affect self-reported live lecture attendance patterns. However, about one-third of the participants reported skipping more classes, and the same participants were more likely to postpone catching up on missed lectures. The outcomes of our study suggest that lecture capture provision may negatively affect some students' attendance and study behaviour, and thus, we suggest more needs to be done to mitigate against this.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biological sciences, education, lecture podcast, lecture recording, lecture screencast, study behaviour
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 10:32
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2023 11:46
DOI: 10.1002/2211-5463.13548
Open Access URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/2211-5463.13548
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3167190