Will class recordings hush helpful discourse?
Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, many online courses have begun recording their classes for students to be able to review afterward and for students who aren’t able to make the live class due to illness or scheduling.
But some faculty are resisting this trend out of concern that the lack of privacy in a classroom conversation is inherently bound to minimize the discourse provided. That students will feel less comfortable asking questions and thinking out loud with the potential risk of conversational permanence.
The takeaway? How do our institutions weigh the pros and cons of classroom recordings? Yes for large lectures? No for small interactive classes? Faculty discretion?
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