Lecture audio transcription has become an order of the day in educational institutions as it benefits both sides of the academic arena. On one side, lecturers, professors, tutors, teachers, mentors, or demonstrators who provide lecture in a college, university, or at a classroom and students on the other end are benefited by transcribing the content that is spoken in a lecturing session. Why lecture transcription because it is one efficient way of data collection and this way accurate content is also guaranteed. Speaking about the types of lecture audio transcription, there are two: real-time and non-real time, former is done live while the lecture is happening whereas the latter is done on a pre-recorded audio.
With the transcription, lectures are provided with the option of archiving their knowledge for future generation. They can also compile these content, which can act as a reference material in future. If they have missed out sharing any vital information with their students or like to do improvements in part of their lecture audio transcription can aid them. And, students are ensured of reliable study material with this transcription, which is a boon to students pursuing higher education. Those students who involve in part-time work during their graduation can be greatly benefited by this service. Lecture audio transcription also help students with hearing disabilities to see the text format of the lecture and visually impaired students to re-read the content until it sinks in.
On recording the lecture,students usually submit the audio to the chosen transcription company via email, some companies provide the option of uploading files into the server. At the transcription company, people with specific academic knowledge are employed for transcribing the audio. Not just transcribing skills but also well organizing of material is also required to be a lecture transcriptionist as the output from him/her serves a very crucial purpose. Transcriptionists can eliminate any repeated facts in the lecture and provide accurate content, even if its a poor-quality audio with background noise.
In order to help lecture transcriptionists with deliver error-free output there are few guidelines to be followed by students while recording the audio. First, they should make sure the voice recorder is of good quality and works fine and it is placed properly when the lecture begins so that the sound enter the microphone.
On completion of recording the lecture, they can just dock the recorder, in case it is digital, into a PC for transferring of files.