Friday, March 3, 2017

"In Defense of the Lecture" (article link)

I've often thought that brick and mortar classes often trump online classes in terms of "content delivery."  It is difficult to capture the energy and enthusiasm of a face-to-face class in an online setting.  However, in a face-to-face class one criticism is that a lecture style (rather than, say, "flipped classroom") is an impediment to student learning. The criticism is that one becomes a "sage on the stage" rather than "guide on the side," and student boredom sets in all too easily.  THIS article offers a defense of the in-class lecture.