Lecture Capture: A Study Supplement or Excuse to Skip Class?

Technology makes it easy to record and distribute lecture material presented in class. What concerns many faculty is whether having the recorded lectures available gives students the excuse they need to skip class. Moreover, recorded lectures don't give students the opportunity to ask questions. True, sometimes they don't ask questions in class when they are confused, but often the teacher can see or sense their confusion in a classroom setting and offer additional explanations; that's not the case when viewing a recorded lecture.

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