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 has resulted in the academic field embracing technological services that make learning easier.

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

Here are a few benefits of academic transcription services.

Benefit from Academic Transcription for Students, Faculty, and Universities

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 transcriptionists 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 audio or videos.

Improves Universities Engagement with Their Online Students

Many universities have incorporated online learning. Unfortunately, online students tend to miss out 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 Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.