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Using web-based lecture technologies: Advice from students

McNeill, M., Woo, K., Gosper, M., Phillips, R., Preston, G. and Green, D. (2007) Using web-based lecture technologies: Advice from students. In: 30th HERDSA Annual Conference: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, 8 - 11 July 2007, Adelaide, SA pp. 365-377.

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Web-based lecture technologies (WBLT) have been introduced in many Australian and overseas universities to offer students access to lecture recordings, twenty four hours per day, seven days per week. These technologies have been well received by many students who appreciate them as study tools offering flexibility and convenience.

The findings of a recent survey of over 800 students in four Australian universities suggest that, rather than questioning whether or not to introduce these technologies, the focus of academics should be on how to make the best use of them. This paper provides an overview of some of the findings from this survey and collates students’ qualitative responses into advice on how to use WBLT effectively in terms of the structure and content of the lecture; the lecturing process and managing the technical aspects of WBLT.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Teaching and Learning Centre
Publisher: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia, Inc
Copyright: 2007 HERDSA
Notes: Appears in: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, Proceedings of the 30th HERDSA Annual Conference, Adelaide, 8-11 July 2007: pp 365.
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