There is an interesting discussion on the PHILOS-L listserv about using other people’s lectures in online courses. So far, the discussion has focused on ethical and legal issues. I’d like to ask you, my fellow pupae, about the pedagogical issues.
Does posting videos of other people’s lectures on your course management system for your students to watch make pedagogical sense? Do you think that it would make a negative or a positive impression on your students?
On the negative side, do you think students might come to think something like “If my professor has to use other people’s lectures in his/her own course, then s/he probably doesn’t know the material well enough”?
On the positive side, do you think students might appreciate the opportunity to listen to lectures by other (perhaps more well-known) professors?