Lecture recording in mathematics and physics

Lecture recording in mathematics and physics

Team Members:  Pamela Docherty, Chris Sangwin, Ross Galloway, Judy Hardy, Toby Bailey, Anna Wood

School: Mathematics


This project will investigate the effect of lecture recording on student learning in undergraduate Mathematics and Physics. In particular, we will use the data provided by the lecture recording system (time of access, minutes watched, section of video etc.) in order to understand how students use this material. We will also explore the relationship between the aforementioned behaviours and student learning attitudes and attainment. In particular, we would like to discover if underlying study beliefs and strategies are a factor in students’ approaches to using the lecture recordings.

Additionally, we will investigate if and how students use lecture recordings differently in different course formats, namely ‘flipped’ courses using the TopHat voting response system for peer instruction, and more traditional didactic courses.

Based on our findings, we will produce a student guide to using lecture recordings effectively as part of their study routine.

Final project report

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Other project outcomes

Wood, A (October 2018)  'Mini-Series : Lecture recording and the issue of flipped classes' Teaching Matters blog  (University of Edinburgh)