8 Benefits of Transcribing Online Video Lectures

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If your university provides videos lectures for students, you might want to consider transcribing those lectures into text format.

Here are 8 ways that adding lecture transcripts can help your students learn:

  1. Self-Paced learning – Students can follow along with the lecture at their own pace, going more slowly or quickly than the professor is speaking.
  2. Greater accuracy – By reading a transcript of the lecture in addition to hearing it spoken, students will understand the lecture better and can make sure that they have not misheard anything.
  3. Bookmarking – Students can bookmark the point where they’re up to in the video so they can easily return and continue watching the lecture at a later point.
  4. Annotation – Text can be highlighted, underlined, or annotated for more effective studying.
  5. Searchability – Students can easily search through the lecture to find the information they need, without having to rewind and fast forward throughout the video.
  6. Quick review – When reviewing the material later, students can simply skim through transcript instead of playing the whole video over again.
  7. Multi-sensory learning – Combining a video lecture with readable text is a powerful form of multi-sensory learning.
  8. Reference – Students can download and print the transcript for later reference, to read at times when they don’t have internet access.

For more information about using video transcripts, see How Online Learners are Using Interactive Video Transcripts on 3Play Media‘s blog.

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