Use of lecture-tutorial Web streaming in distance e-learning

Luisa A Gelisan
University of the Philippines Open University

Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines

Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) have provided new dimensions in the teaching and learning processes. Web streaming of lectures and tutorials makes it possible for distance e-learners, especially those who cannot attend face-to-face lectures/tutorials, to view and review streamed sessions at any given time, wherever they are.

This study described the advantages/disadvantages and problems/issues encountered with regard to streaming of lectures and tutorials at the University of the Philippines Open University’s three online non-formal course — New Enterprise Planning (NEP), Personal Entrepreneurial Development (PED), and Simplified Accounting for Entrepreneurs (SAfE). The study also looked into the teachers’ teaching and learning experiences with regards to the use of Web streaming in their classes. Suggestions and recommendations on the improvement of the streaming of lecture and tutorials were also elicited from both online learners and teachers.

Data were gathered through face-to-face and/or online interviews with teachers and students of each nonformal course Preliminary results show that both the students and teachers responded positively to the streaming of lectures/tutorials but they mentioned that there should be improvements in various areas, such as real-time feedback, and various technical issues should be resolved.