Five Best Uses of Lecture Transcription Services in Classrooms
Maybe Richard Feynman and his colleagues were the pioneers, but lecture transcription has become de rigeur in university and college classrooms. Students increasingly rely on the fact that academic lectures are recorded and can be accessed any time. More than that, students are using audio transcripts of lectures to enhance their notes and textbooks.
Students may still take notes during lectures, using smartphones, laptops, and good old fashioned ballpoint pens, but they also make use of complete transcripts to revise and review their own notes, and to revisit topics that captivate them or require more attention.
Augmenting notes and textbooks with transcripts can make studying for exams more effective. (For one thing, you can simply do a search for the phrase “Is this going to be on the exam?”, chalk up the yeses, and study those segments of the lecture!)
Why Use Lecture Transcription at Universities?
- Back-up! As brick-and-mortar schools open up to include virtual lecture halls like webcasts, video conferencing, Skype classes, online videos, podcasts, and instructional videos, complete lecture transcripts ensure accurate transmission no matter the technical glitches that might arise.
- More back-up! Students can print transcripts when they need them, where they need them, or access them online, and not worry about the dog eating their notebook!
- Access! Offering seminar and lecture transcription services makes academic study accessible to students who speak different languages. For those new to English, a transcript of a seminar conducted in English can make the difference between understanding and confusion.
- More access! Using a transcription service for lecture transcription is one of the best ways to make seminars and classes accessible to hard-of-hearing and deaf students.
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