A new device has quickly and stealthily become an indispensable part of classrooms and campuses. No, it is not the latest smartphone in the market. It is smart and sleek audio recorders that have become an integral part of classrooms. Hurriedly jotted down notes, that mysteriously disappeared the next day have become ancient history.
Though recording lectures is not new or groundbreaking there is a steady increase in the number of students who are opting for transcripts for recorded lectures. It could be because of how affordable recorders and transcribers have become!
Why a transcript is a better choice!
One reason why transcripts are so popular is because they are a lot handier than handwritten notes that can become pretty hard to read after a while. It also helps students to focus on what is being discussed in the class instead of burying their heads under reams of paper.
A lot many lecturers feel transcripts have made students more interactive and participative as they are not unburdened from the task of taking down notes. They can download and print out transcripts just when they need them so transcripts never get misplaced or lost.
Move over traditional classrooms!
Classrooms with walls are making way for classes without boundaries. Video conferences, Skype classes, online videos, instructional and educational videos and virtual classrooms have become the preferred way to learn. It offers students varied exposure and versatile ways of learning. This is another reason why transcripts are more in demand than notebooks!
No longer a distant wish…
There was a time when receiving a transcript involved frenzied bargaining over rates, constant reminder calls for receiving the transcribed notes on time and off-course an obscene amount of money to be paid at the end of the day. Now it is just a matter of picking up the phone and asking for a transcript.
Thanks to the number of transcription companies and heavy competition, every transcription firm worth its salt is bending over backwards to attract and retain customers. This means there are far more competitive rates and better TAT deals out there!
The smarter way to get a transcript!
There are several applications that can make receiving a transcript a walk in the park. Online, transcribing platforms have been developed that can help students ask, receive and pay for a transcript, online. It is now just as simple as logging into an app to get a perfect transcript! It is little wonder why students prefer transcripts! They can simplify learning to a great extent.