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Student use of recorded lectures

Should recordings support, or replace, the traditional lecture? Does the context of physically being in a lecture room listening to a live human presentation add anything to the learning experience that couldn’t be obtained from watching a video at the

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The Future of Lectures

Long the mainstay of post-school education delivery is the lecture under threat from new technology? Such was the opinion recently voiced by Donald Clark in a keynote at the recent ALT-C conference and summarized here with comments. I shan’t attempt

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Multimedia Learning Resources

Multimedia technology allows concepts to be explained and illustrated in a variety of ways. Technologies such as Macromedia Flash and streaming video and audio permit material to be viewed again and again, anywhere, any time. Animations can be used to

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Recorded Lectures

The formal lecture has long been at the heart of university education. Large numbers of students form the audience while the professor holds center stage imparting his/her wisdom. That lectures have remained for so long as a major method of

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PowerPoint Lectures

The use of PowerPoint and other digital media CAN greatly enhance a traditional lecture. Pre-preparing visual aids in PowerPoint allows the instructor to select the best possible aids to support his/her message. And once prepared presentations may be re-used or

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