SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of more than 9,000 college students at more than 200 different higher education institutions using Tegrity's cloud-based lecture capture solution revealed significant improvement in effectiveness of studying, with 95% of all respondents indicating Tegrity contributed to their learning process. The survey results, collected at the conclusion of all Fall 2010 semester courses in which Tegrity was used, place increased importance on the ability for students to access lectures on demand in order to achieve optimal learning outcomes.
In assessing the direct role that Tegrity lecture capture played in their academic success last semester, 78% of survey respondents said Tegrity contributed to their achievement, with 72% indicating their grade increased as a direct result of using Tegrity in a course. Further, 95% of students indicated a desire for Tegrity to be used in other courses, with 36% noting Tegrity is "essential" and would like it offered for all of their courses. Other notable feedback from student users included:
- Depth of learning with use of Tegrity lecture capture increased for 75% of those surveyed.
- Motivation to study by using Tegrity increased for 63% of student users.
- Satisfaction with a course where Tegrity was used increased for 81% of student users.
- The amount of course material learned increased for 78% of students using Tegrity.
Accessing Lectures On-the-Go, in the Cloud
Survey respondents also highlighted the degree to which Tegrity saved them time with the ability to access a lecture or supplementary course content anytime, anywhere in order to make study sessions more efficient. Accessing their instructors' lectures and course content through their PC or Mac, or streamed directly to their mobile device through the Tegrity mobile app, a majority of survey respondents (85%) indicated that Tegrity made studying more effective, and the time taken for effective studying decreased for 18% of students. Three quarters of students noted that Tegrity saved them time overall, a precious commodity for busy collegians.
Lecture Capture Made Easy
Students were able to easily take advantage of the features Tegrity offers, such as intelligent searching across multiple recordings, bookmarking, contextual chat with classmates, and the ability to record assignments, through a system specifically designed to be highly intuitive. More than half of student users (52%) required no training from their institution and were able to use Tegrity easily. Further exhibiting ease of use, 64% of survey respondents accessed six or more lectures during the Fall 2010 semester.
Positive Impact on Attendance, Collaboration
Tegrity's findings showed that nearly half of instructors (49%) used lecture capture for every class. Contrary to the perception that making lecture recordings available decreases classroom attendance, 22% of Tegrity's survey respondents indicated they attended class more often. Use of Tegrity also increased the degree of collaboration for students by 29%, indicating a shift in how technology bolsters student communication and engagement.
"These survey results underscore the tremendous value of Tegrity for both students' and instructors' success in higher education," said Isaac Segal, president and chief executive officer of Tegrity, Inc. "Tegrity is not focused on simply producing a video file like traditional online lecture capture companies. Rather, we offer students the ability to search for text presented on-screen, collaborate with their peers and add notes, among other features that make studying incredibly effective and enhance the learning experience. Clearly, based on these survey results, we are successfully accomplishing these goals," he added.
Student users commented in the survey that Tegrity's lecture capture service is an "excellent tool" that is "easy to use" and that "all features are essential." Additionally, a distance learning student added that "it makes me feel more connected with the teacher and the course." Further, highlighting its intuitive functionality, a student out of school for 25 years was "very pleased with the use of Tegrity, which increased my learning experience." Another student commented, "for me, repetition is beneficial to learning and the ability to stop and go back to re-listen to points in the lecture" proved to be an integral component.
Tegrity is a McGraw-Hill Higher Education company. Tegrity Campus is a cloud-based Lecture Capture solution proven to increase student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms. The company's patent-pending Search Anything™ and Smart Bookmarks™ features let students instantly review key class moments online using a PC, Mac, iPod, iPad or other mobile device. For more information, visit http://www.tegrity.com.
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