Some students may wonder why they bothered returning to campus. Others are struggling online. But lecturers who do engage students think deeply about how they do it, using all available tools.
About two-thirds of Australian universities won't be offering on-campus lectures in 2021. But that's not all the pandemic's fault – it simply accelerated a shift away from the traditional format.
It may look like science fiction, but this is the new reality of technology-driven learning. Lecturers must keep up.
Educational technology is not science fiction. Lecturers need to ensure that they adapt to a future which has already arrived.
The classic lecture theatre hasn’t changed much over the centuries.
Lectures are being abandoned in favour of "flipped" classes, with lots of short videos and quizzes. But the lecture format has merits that shouldn't be overlooked.
What will become of the lecture?
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If all lectures are caught on camera, it will be a step change for higher education.
Should lectures come with a warning label that they may cause drowsiness and hinder learning?
Imagine a future where university enrolment paperwork is accompanied by the statement: Warning: lectures may stunt your academic performance and increase risk of failure. Researchers from the United States…