Teaching Matters

Review lectures for student revision

There is often a significant time interval between lectures on a topic and the examination. To help students in their revision, Dr Peter Kirsop created a series of review lectures.

These are a condensed version of particular lecture courses, covering key topics from the lecture courses. The videos use some slides from the lecture courses and include audio commentary and a visual pointing tool to aid in understanding. The revision lecture is saved as a Windows Media Video and then uploaded to a video streaming service and a link posted on LEARN. An example can be viewed on the Kirsop Labs website.

The lectures for this course are delivered in October / November with the exam not being until the following May.  Web statistics show significant numbers of viewings in the revision period before the exam.  Student feedback on the revision lectures is positive with the class expressing appreciation, and the approach is being used to inform preparing online lecture material for other courses in the school.