We found that LC supports SWAN in fast paced, overwhelming lectures. They can control their learning and study in a more comfortable environment.
Gareth Hall and Antonia Ivaldi, Wales
Karma Pearce and Sheila Scutter, Australia Anna Armstrong, England
Hi Gareth and Antonia, we also found that it supports SWAN, but the downside is that some students take fewer notes - a risky strategy as we know technology can be unreliable. We found that providing online lecture notes can be more beneficial in some cases.
Hello Karma and Sheila, I agree about lecture notes being useful, and the bonus is that they can help all students, not just SWAN. But how can you be so sure lecture recordings are the reason students take fewer notes when your data is purely quantitative? Did you ask them?
Hello from Australia! We agree about lecture capture supporting SWAN. In fact, Jocasta and I found that it supports them so much that they use it more than non-SWAN students!!!
Jocasta Williams & Michael Fardon, Australia
Hi Michael and Jocasta, I wanted to ask you about that! I was really disappointed you didn't tell us about the results from your focus groups, they sounded really interesting! And by the way what was your Quant sample size?
Anna Armstrong, England
Karma Pearce and Sheila Scutter, Australia
Let us know! Anyway, in our sample of 1152 students, we found, worryingly, that LC students focus on lecture content at the expense of further reading. Our friends, Leadbeater et al., agree.