Rethinking classroom time

Lecturing was a need back a couple of hundred years ago when a book cost more than a personal computer today. It hangs around as an easy way (for the instructor) to spend class time. Dot Physics noted an example of a change.

The cool part is that they didn’t actually do away with the lecture, they just moved it to homework and moved homework to class.

The lecture part is constant so record it and then use class time for more intense problem solving with students. Better yet, instead of a straight lecture you could look for professionally done lectures and video presentations that could be adapted to the class needs. Or the instructor build your own ‘professional quality’ lecture videos over time.

A lot of the static part of the education process is going online from the homeschooling efforts to the university lecture series and textbook efforts.

There is change afoot.

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