Academic Transcription is Important for Schools, Faculties and Students

The college experience flies by quite fast and one common denominator for everyone is how it feels like there is never enough time to get things done. However, at the end of the day dissertations need to be done and lectures documented. It shouldn’t have to be tasking for the college professor or student who opt for academic transcription.

Students

Students working on their dissertations spend a lot of time researching and recording interviews is a big part of the process. Unfortunately these recordings have to be transformed into written documents, which is not a fun task for anyone. However, transcriptionists are skilled at doing this work at relatively faster turnarounds than you would yourself. It makes sense to seek the services of a transcriptionist freeing up your time to focus on other aspects of your dissertation. Even in normal lectures, it helps to have your full attention on lectures and not have to worry about getting it all down in form of notes. Recording lecture sessions and having them transcribed solves this problem.

Faculty

Students bent down over their desks or fixated on their computers taking down notes is a common scene in most institutions. This is not an ideal situation because lessons should be a time of the instructor and students to share and exchange knowledge. Faculties can help bridge this gap by providing notes in electronic form posted online. Students can thereafter access these notes and during lectures concentrate on the information being passed on by the lecturer, which often included words of wisdom that could be missed when concentrating on note taking. Faculties with multicultural communities will also serve their students well by having the notes transcribed and translated into different languages. This helps the institution offer a well-rounded learning experience for all their students.

Schools

A number of universities now provide online courses as a way of supplementing their on-campus programs. This helps them expand the student base they have while minimizing on costs. Learning materials are availed online in both audio and or video as well as written formats. For interactive purposes some institution also provide weekly, bi-weekly or monthly Skype calls between lecturers and their online students or between online students taking the same course. It goes without saying that having particularly the videos and call sessions transcribed goes a long way. Having these transcripts also serves as documentation for future reference for the institution’s future students. More on dissertation transcription

Jessica Miller, Marketing Head in Transcriptionwave, General Transcription Services Company in the US.

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