ERIC Number: ED437123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Using Technology To Revitalize the Lecture: A Model for the Future.
This paper presents background information on "why" some students may not be responsive to the traditional lecture/discussion classroom format. It offers a model, based on a "high-tech," state-of-the-art classroom facility, for revitalizing lectures. The author recounts her own classroom experiences as she attempted to integrate technology into her lectures. Despite initial facility inadequacies, the interactive/video classroom was constructed. With video, computer, and graphics display options in the classroom, the author was able to create a learning environment that was consistently intriguing, combine visual and interactive experiences with traditional lecture/discussion methods, develop a series of activities that unified learning, and use a variety of approaches that helped avoid boredom and tap into the various learning styles of students. Student responses to the technological integration have been extremely positive, with an increase in the number of course sections. Disadvantages of this teaching method include lack of resources, necessity for extended training, and lack of flexibility of teaching space. (Contains 10 references.) (YKH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Facility Guidelines, Nontraditional Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Mid-Career Fellowship Program.
Note: In its: "Issues of Education at Community Colleges: Essays by Fellows in the Mid-Career Fellowship Program at Princeton University"; see JC 980 309.