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Students’ Preferences for Types of Video Lectures: Lecture Capture vs. Screencasting Recordings

, SQU, Oman

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 25, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


The use of online videos as a supplement to traditional lectures or as a way to reach students at remote sites has become increasingly popular in higher education. Faculty and university technology centers have focused on approaches to recording and distributing online video lectures over the last ten years. Regardless of learning outcomes, the purpose of this study was to investigate students’ preferences for lecture capture and screencasting recordings as a supplement to classroom lectures. A questionnaire about video lecture format preferences was used to collect data about students’ preferences in two courses over a three-year period. The overall findings indicated that the majority of students rated screencasting recordings as better than lecture capture recordings in many aspects of video quality and usefulness. Factors affecting students’ preferences for screencasting and the implications of this preference have been reported.


Sadik, A. (2016). Students’ Preferences for Types of Video Lectures: Lecture Capture vs. Screencasting Recordings. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 25(2), 189-208. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .

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