As promised, here it is: "What Could Go Wrong?" or my online lecture about online lectures that I gave in the Annenberg series at USC.
Of course, in my e-mail inbox this morning I learn that a Study by UW E-Business Institute Reveals Strong Undergraduate Preference for Lecture Capture. I would be interested in examining the methodology of this study of online lectures closely, which purports to find "data supporting undergraduate students’ clear preference for classes that are webcasted vs. courses that only feature in-room instruction," even though such canned pedagogical presentations lack interactivity and faculty engagement with problem-based, inquiry-based, or project-based learning. This study could also be easily used by distance learning advocates who might be tempted to interpret a study that may show undergraduates in favor of multimedia supplements to be an argument for multimedia substitutes.
Update: U.C. Irvine German professor Gail Hart points out a piece in Inside Higher Ed, "I'll Take My Lecture to Go, Please" that covers the arguments in favor of lecture capture that are presented in the study.