Transcription plays an important role in the world of academia. There are many occasions where transcribed material adds value to students and faculty staff alike. Transcription can make materials more accessible, and make it easier for staff to do their work. Find out more about the advantages of professional transcription in the academic sphere.

  1. A Wealth of Materials to Transcribe  

Many different types of material can be transcribed for academic purposes, including course videos, lectures, seminars, research studies, lecture notes, source data, and more. Transcribing a collection of materials builds up a set of useful academic resources for students and staff.

  1. Added Value in Transcription

Professional transcription services provide added value. There are many benefits in transcribing a live lecture into text, or a seminar. When you transcribe a spoken event you have the information recorded for use at any time – students benefit from being able to access something that before would have never been repeated. You also make the material more widely available. Through the internet you can provide study materials, research material, and more so that others can access them. You therefore raise the profile of your institution while also fulfilling an important purpose.

  1. More Useful Materials

Students find transcription services help make study information more accessible and useful. When lectures and seminars are written down students can study the content in their own time, paying more attention to important areas. With a transcript students can pay more attention to the content than they would if they were watching a video or a live lecture, where they would be expected to take notes. Transcribed materials are invaluable for learning and enhance the traditional ways of disseminating information to students.

For students who are not native English speakers, transcripts are helpful as students can decipher words which may not be familiar to them. And students who are hearing impaired gain greater access to the content of lectures, seminars, and discussion groups.

  1. Repurpose Content

In the past it used to be that once a speech or a lecture was given, the content was largely lost, only living on in notes. But with transcription you have a written record that you can then repurpose – you can make blog posts for the faculty website, write papers, use the text content for a Q & A session. There are many different uses for written transcripts and academic institutions are increasingly seeing the value of these transcriptions, whatever the subject matter and however complicated the content is.

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