ERIC Number: EJ803902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
Short and Sweet: Technology Shrinks the Lecture
Young, Jeffrey R.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n41 pA9 Jun 2008
Many professors who have ventured into online education are finding that shorter, modular clips are a more successful teaching approach than traditional 50-minute lectures. The author cites educators from several institutions who have adapted smaller, 15-20 minute instructional units originally developed for online courses, to their face-to-face classroom encounters as well. Although some instructors express concern regarding what they term the "oversimplification" of education, most of the educators cited recommend shorter, modular clips as more successful both outside and inside the classroom.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Attention, Student Behavior, Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Learning Modalities, Learning Modules, Pacing, Attitude Change, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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