Should lecture recordings be mandated in dental schools? Two viewpoints

Andrea Ferreira Zandona, Janet Kinney, Wookjin Seong, Vandana Kumar, Alexander Bendayan, Edmond Hewlett

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Transcription or recording of lectures lias been in use for many years, and with the availability of high-fidelity recording, the practice is now ubiquitous in higher education. Since technology has permeated education and today's tech-savvy students have expectations for on-demand learning, dental schools are motivated to record lectures, albeit with positive and negative implications. This Point/Counterpoint article addresses the question of whether lecture recording should be mandatory in U.S. dental schools. Viewpoint I supports the statement that lecture recording should be mandatory. Proponents of this viewpoint argue that the benefits-notably, student satisfaction and potential for improvement in student performance-outweigh concerns. Viewpoint 2 takes the opposite position, argtiing that lecture recording decreases students' classroom attendance and adversely affects the morale of educators. Additional arguments against mandatory lecture recordings involve the expense of incorporating technology that requires ongoing support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1468-1473
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of dental education
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2016

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  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Dental education
  • Educational technology
  • Lecture recording
  • Podcast
  • Teaching method

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