All the lectures, seminars, discussions etc held at schools, colleges and universities are converted into written or printed form of spoken language through the process of Academic Transcription meant for academic purposes. It also indicates the conversion of the written form of a study material into digital version of thesis and dissertation. Almost everyone involved in the field of academics require such transcription related to their respective field. Nowadays even universities and research institutes keep a record of their work for future references and analysis.
In the present, audio recordings provide invaluable opportunity to learners. Recorded lectures and focus group discussions are of great value in the field of academics and transcription. Transcribing these study materials could be of great value to the hearing impaired students and for those with difficulties in learning. Some of the common types of academic transcription include focus group transcription, seminar transcription, thesis/dissertation transcription, lecture transcription etc.
The focus group transcription is done with the help of already available audio and video tapes. With the help of these materials it is easy to make out who is speaking what and help in correctly identifying them. Seminar transcription also works on the same concept. A thesis transcription is generally used by students in a text form as it is compulsory for those pursuing their PhD program. A lecture transcription is given based on the audio that is available. These transcribed lectures come in handy for those who are absent when a particular speech on a topic is given and it is here where the value of Academic Transcription becomes enormous and purposeful