How Students, Faculty, and Universities Stand to Benefit from Academic Transcription

How Students, Faculty, and Universities Stand to Benefit from Academic Transcription
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Technology has revolutionized the academic world.  The process of grading papers or group collaboration is faster and more efficient. But this means that there is little tolerance for time wastage and unproductivity.
Students have to juggle academics, family, and careers while the faculty members have to teach a combination of classes that are online, on-campus, or at different universities. Balancing all of these factors have resulted in the academic field to embrace technological services that make learning easier.

One technological service that has become a life-saver for students, lecturers, and other academic professionals are transcription services. 

Here are a few benefits of academic transcription services.

Makes It Easy To Review Research Materials

University students have to complete a research project at least once during their academic career. These projects may involve conducting interviews or group sessions. 

For the longest time, digital recordings have been used to record research processes. Unfortunately, such recordings are hard to review and analyze. Students have no choice but to listen to the audio or video recordings as they transcribe crucial details. 

The process takes an especially long time because recordings have to be continuously rewound to get important details. Additionally, there is the possibility of mishears and omissions of critical information during transcription.
To save time and get more accurate transcripts, students can use academic Transcription services. Experienced academic transcriptionists have been in the game long enough to be good at what they do. Transcription professionals can quickly transcribe your audio or video files. 

Moreover, transcriptionists will provide accurate academic transcribed documents that are easier to review. For example, you can search a keyword in a transcribed word document to immediately get the content you need. 
Academic transcriptionists provide fully transcribed and proofread content. This will leave you with time to concentrate on more important academic work, such as data collection and analysis. 

A Valuable Learning Tool

Lecturers often record their notes, seminars, and Q&A sessions. When these recordings are transcribed, they become easier to review. 

Some professors have to lecture at multiple institutions while others have both on-campus and online classes for the same subject. Having transcribed academic notes of a given course makes it easier for the lecturers to share them with students in different institutions taking the same class. 

Transcribed academic materials are also useful to ESL students, students with hearing impairment, students who can’t physically attend classes, and those who find it hard to follow a lecturer’s speech. This is because professional academic transcriptionist record every detail, irrespective of the slang and accent used, making it easier for students to understand. 

Finally, academic transcription notes come in handy when students want to study for their exams. It is easier to go through transcribed notes than audios or videos.

Improves Universities Engagement with Their Online Students

Many universities have incorporated online learning. Unfortunately, online students tend to miss on all the good stuff that goes on on-campus. 

For instance, an online learner can’t physically attend guest lectures on-campus. They may also find it difficult to be part of group discussions and group presentations. This can make them feel detached from the university life that on-campus students enjoy.

Universities can prepare transcripts of group forums, guest presentations, and welcoming speeches made on-campus for their online students to make them feel more connected with on-campus learning. The institutions can also share their history, experiences, and achievements with the online community, making it possible for interested students to learn more about them without arranging a physical visit.

Academic transcription has numerous benefits for students, faculty, and higher-education institutions. Students can easily review research materials. Lecturers can easily share their learning materials with students. Lastly, schools can easily share their on-campus experiences with their online students.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.