A quasi-experimental study of the impact of digital audio recording of classroom lectures in a college technology classroom
Digital audio recording of traditional face-to-face college-level classroom lectures and the posting of these digital audio recordings online for student use is becoming increasingly common. Corporations, academic organizations, educational institutions, as well as instructors themselves, are urging the inclusion of recorded lecture sessions as part of class materials for students. What are the students' perceptions of their instructors recording lecture sessions and making the recordings available online? Does age or gender have an impact on these perceptions? This quasi-experimental study investigates whether students perceive a change in classroom interaction levels as a result of recording traditional face-to-face college classroom lectures, and whether these perceptions have an impact on the perceived usefulness of the digital audio recordings. In addition, the study investigates the students' perceived intended use of the digital audio recordings.