Education and Information Technologies

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 1837–1845 | Cite as

The impact of webinar-webcast system on learning performance

  • Judit T. NagyEmail author
  • Mária Bernschütz


Using online video presentations is increasingly gaining ground in higher education. Our present paper discusses the initial results of a longer research project and investigates the effect that the availability of online videos introduced to complement live presentations has on learning performance. The quasi-experimental research covered each college year and each course of the college including the business faculty. Results have shown that the availability of online videos resulted in significant improvement in semester grades and it contributed to reducing dropout rates.


Webinar system Webcasting Lecture video Learning effectiveness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and MethodologyEdutus CollegeBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Commerce & MarketingEdutus CollegeBudapestHungary

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