Even with the volume of text-based communication that is common in online courses, students and instructors frequently report a feeling of isolation. This may be partly due to the lack of visual and audio cues that naturally occur in a traditional classroom. Screen recording technologies provide a way to increase presence as they can offer the opportunity to see and hear the instructor. Screen recording technologies are readily available, easy-to-use, web-based tools that can positively impact instructor-student connections, improve student satisfaction, and increase instructor presence. Instructor presence is indicated as a best practice for online teaching and learning. A six-semester study provides evidence of the effectiveness of using screen recordings to address these issues.
Bobley, L., & Sebel, A. Using screen recording tools to increase instructor presence in online courses. In Distance Teaching & Learning Conference 2016: Official Conference Proceedings (pp. 133-137). Madison Wisconsin, US