The intention of recorded lectures is to provide students with an opportunity to engage with content, catch up on missed lectures or to review the recording at their discretion to go over content more carefully. This is especially useful for students with learning disabilities or for whom English is a second/additional language.
With some thought, it is possible to use a lecture recording as part of an active teaching strategy.
While a lecture recording is not itself an activity, it can record activity, prompt activity, support activity, and be part of a larger pattern of activity, a more broadly conceived linkage of content and activity elements. For instance, after the lecture, you might prompt students to review the recording and ‘hunt’ for something, or to identify key points for further discussion in the upcoming tutorial.
See the recently published Tip sheet – Making the most of your lecture recording for more ideas.