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Access to Digital Learning Materials and Student Lecture Attendance Patterns

, University of Otago, New Zealand, New Zealand ; , University of Otago, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, BC, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-24-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper reports on research aimed at understanding how providing students with lecture materials enhance learning experience. We focused on how lecture materials released to students prior to lectures influence class attendance. We surveyed a large first year Health Science course. Our findings suggest that providing students with lecture materials prior to the delivery of lectures did not directly influence their willingness to attend scheduled lectures, instead, it enriched their learning experience. These findings have wider implications to teaching practice and sets the stage for transforming contemporary forms of lectures.


Daniel, B.K. & Bird, R. (2016). Access to Digital Learning Materials and Student Lecture Attendance Patterns. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 611-617). Vancouver, BC, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2019 from .

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