Downes on lectures

The point of a lecture isn't to teach. It's to reify, rehearse, assemble and celebrate. via Stephen's Web. Stephen ended his post linking to Tony's blog post with what appears to be a throwaway line. It's not. This is where the tension is centred when it comes to teaching. Lectures aren't teaching, but have been used as a proxy for teaching because how else are you going to make sure 300 students get the appropriate number of contact hours?...

July 29, 2014 · 1 min