Published in The 2012 ASEE PSW Section Conference: San Luis Obispo, CA, April 19, 2012.
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of lecture recording upon the instructional faculty. The following aspects are explored: 1) impact on class enrollment; 2) impact on class attendance; 3) usefulness of obtained statistical results for course improvement. The study is based upon data collected in a junior-level Electrical Engineering class with enrollment of 76 students. The data was collected using anonymous surveys and Blackboard’s statistical tracking utility. The results from the survey show that providing lecture recordings does not have significant impact upon students’ decision to attend lectures, but it has pronounced impact upon their enrollment decisions. Sections where video capture is used are likely to attract more students resulting in a larger class size compared to sections where no recordings are provided. Collected statistics of video usage were found useful in identifying the topics that students had most difficulty with. Video usage statistics seems to provide also a glimpse into the self-efficacy of students completing the course.
Electrical and Computer Engineering