Taping lectures - page 2

Does anyone (audio)tape their lectures?? Did you actually use the tapes to review, or was it just a waste of effort? I was thinking about getting a new tape recorder...... Any... Read More

  1. by   BranRN
    We aren't allowed to tape our lectures.....Nope, sure not.
    It all started last year when a student taped her senior instructor lectures......turns out something happened on one of the lecture tests and the student had proof from the audio tape that backed up her arguement...I don't know the setails because it is very "hush hush" at school. Now there is this law suit pending against the instructor regarding the test and what was on the tape. So now noone is allowed to use a recorder at all. I never did use a recorder because i could ever find time to listen to the tapes, but alot of people do and now they are really upset...especially since our school raised our grading scale.

    And guess what, I now have the same instructor for my last semester.

  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    along with myself, many of my classmates started out taping lectures, but in the end, no one taped them.

    for me, it was more of a bother than anything.
    I taped occasionally. Rarely really. I had one of those micro tape recorder things, and the sound quality was so crappy that you had to have headphones on to decipher half of it.

    Now, if there were a big review session for a test or final or something that was super beneficial and all-inclusive, then I would tape it. But just for regular lecture? Nope.

    I would always keep it in my bag though. In case I felt like skipping out or had to leave early for something, I could hand it off to a classmate. Or vice versa, tape it for someone else if they couldn't be there.

    Now me and my son just have fun singing songs into it!

    It has been my understnading from students that come through our floor now that most of the teachers at my college no longer allow taping either.

  4. by   Ortho_RN
    Im with Mel.. Like I would listen to it anyways.. Talk about snooze time.. Plus 3/4 of the time our teachers don't lecture, they read straight from the book.. Like I can't do that myself hehe
  5. by   Vmommyx4_RN
    good input everyone. I think I am going to tape my notes. I usually take good notes and being able to listen to the tapes in the van or while cooking dinner will be another way to study. Everyone's input helped, I was trying to decide which way to go, decision made, thanks!!!
  6. by   NurseWeasel
    I'm going to try it, since I also have an hour's commute each way. I'd rather listen to books on tape, but those won't help my GPA any. I'm not counting on excellent results, I do expect crappy sound quality, and I haven't heard whether or not we'll be allowed to tape... but it's worth a shot. I have one of those old fashioned non-digital microcassette recorders. I also like Heather's idea of throwing it in the bag in case someone is gone or I need to leave.
  7. by   MelRN13
    I used to tape but never listened to it. In our first semester about 90% of my class taped lecture......but now, I think only 2 people still tape.
  8. by   nursbee04
    We're not allowed to tape lectures. They won't tell us exactly why... so I just have to take really good notes. If we were allowed to though, I think they would be a good study aid, especially when you're in the car.
  9. by   christinemj
    I bought an inexpensive, but good, recorder. I sit relatively close to the front, so "reception" should be OK. I won't be taping all of the lectures, but I think it'll be good to have it as a backup for those especially confusing topics.

    I liked that idea of reading my notes into the recorder. I'l be using that one!!