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University lectures are a legacy of our pre-digital past

University lectures are a legacy of our pre-digital past | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University lectures are a legacy of our pre-digital past. Why persist with them when technology provides better tools?
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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:17 AM

"Today's standard lecture, as a knowledge delivery model, is a legacy of our pre-digital past. We already have decades of research behind us which says that, as far as learning goes, having one person stand up in front of lots of people and talking non-stop is about as ineffective as it gets."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/university-lectures-are-a-legacy-of-our-predigital-past-20120710-21t8w.html#ixzz2TYznDdRp

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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s  professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction. Here’s more about the practice.

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giovanni nulli's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:10 AM

A bit long article, but really interesting, because it starts from practice of teaching and real examples. 

Really good article.

Dr. Michael Simmons's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:06 PM

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