Pre-recorded lectures: a means of providing “flexible learning” to students juggling other commitments or a way to phase out face-to-face contact time on the quiet?
Bournemouth University is encouraging staff to record lectures and upload the videos to the university website as part of a pilot project.
Managers say the system helps the university to avoid lectures being cancelled if academics are sick, attending conferences or away doing research, and that they are helpful to disabled, international and mature students with other commitments.
But the University and College Union has raised concerns that the online offerings will replace some face-to-face sessions.
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