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Good reasons for recording lectures

Recordings should not replace presence lectures but complement them.


Reason 1: Little effort required and secure

You will need to be in a lecture hall which has the necessary equipment to record lectures. After we have prepared the system, the recording will start automatically shortly before your lecture or event begins.

All you need to do is get in touch with us via the contact form opencast. Use the microphones provided for recording audio. You only need your digital presentation. No other software is required.

The recordings can only be streamed via ILIAS to students registered for the course or event. A download of the video content is only offered after approval by the lecturer.

Reason 2: E-learning is part of a modern learning experience and increasingly expected from students

There are many reasons why students or lecturers cannot attend a lecture. If lectures are related, it is often difficult to catch up on the learning material. Recordings can be used to prepare and deliver learning content. Overfilled lecture halls which do not meet fire regulations can be avoided.

Reason 3: Content can be revised or skipped based on the student's knowledge of the material

Students attending a lecture often have varying knowledge of the material and some may find the lecture more difficult to follow than others. Recordings can be paused to repeat sections which may not have been understood or to look something up.

This function cannot replace presence lectures, as this process is not interactive. However, it can help students to learn together and demonstrably improve learning outcomes. Students who use recordings as an alternative to visiting lectures have often achieved poorer examination results.

Lecture recordings- a guide for students (german)

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