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Use of Echo360 generated materials and its impact on class attendance


Fei, J and Mather, C and Elmer, S and Allan, C and Chin, C and Chandler, L, Use of Echo360 generated materials and its impact on class attendance, Electric Dreams - Proceedings of the 30th Annual Ascilite Conference, 1-4 December 2013, Macquarie University, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Echo360 lecture capture system has become widely used in Australian universities. However, there are concerns about how Echo360 generated materials are used by students and the effects of its use on student learning. The paper draws on data from an inter-disciplinary project that aimed to investigate the role of Echo360 lecture capture system on learning and teaching at the University of Tasmania. Initial findings showed that the majority of respondents used Echo360 generated materials to help them better understand face-to-face lectures, review notes, prepare for assignments and examinations, rather than using the materials as an alternative to attending lectures. Contrary to some published findings, this study found that the availability of Echo360 generated materials did not necessary result in low class attendance. Over 86 per cent of respondents still considered face-to-face lectures to be of high value and attendance was necessary to promote their learning.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Echo360, lecture capture, personal capture, class attendance
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Fei, J (Associate Professor Jiangang Fei)
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
UTAS Author:Elmer, S (Dr Shandell Elmer)
UTAS Author:Allan, C (Mr Christopher Allan)
UTAS Author:Chin, C (Dr Chris Chin)
UTAS Author:Chandler, L (Mrs Leah Chandler)
ID Code:86899
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-10-30
Last Modified:2014-12-24

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