Enhancing the convenience and flexibility of student learning options: using recorded audiographic Web conferencing sessions

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Conference publication

Publication details

Rowe, S & Ellis, A 2008, 'Enhancing the convenience and flexibility of student learning options: Using recorded audiographic Web conferencing sessions', in J Luca & E Weippl (eds), ED-MEDIA: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, 30 June, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, pp. 3036-3041. ISBN: 1880094657

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This paper provides data to support the popular current contention that universities need to, and can provide students with more flexible access to resources and learning options by taking advantage of the rapid rate of adoption of online technologies. The data presented relates to the access and downloads of recordings of sessions conducted and captured using one such currently available audiographic Web Conferencing technology at a regional Australian university. The technology enables recording of a full range of session interactions, including voice, whiteboard and slides. Data is presented to identify the pattern of use in all courses and for a single undergraduate Auditing course. The patterns of use are discussed showing support for arguments that students have been quick to adopt the technologies, due to the convenience and flexibility offered by anytime, anywhere access. The power of being able to record synchronous interaction for asynchronous use is highlighted