Why lectures?

Learning with e's

A recent article on the BBC News website asks why lectures aren't obsolete. It seems strange that although research points to their ineffectiveness as a method of learning, lectures still figure predominantly in higher education. The third concerns the nature of the lecture itself.

How to Draw Attention in Video Lectures


Video lectures are one of the most promising teaching materials in online learning. Empirical evidence suggests that adding attentional cues in the instructor behavior guides learners’ visual attention and thus improves their learning performance in video lectures.

Random Thoughts on Passive Learning and Lectures

Kapp Notes

The study of 225 studies stated that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 Lectures can be effective for conveying information – but not more so than a whole range of other methods, including independent study of textbooks.

No Lecture Webinars

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Sent a survey in advance, including a question asking for ideas on how to stop lecturing in webinars. The lecture in webinars is Medusa.

Best Lecture

Tony Karrer

I just read George Siemens post Will online lectures destroy universities? He makes the point that despite articles like Why free online lectures will destroy universities – unless they get their act together fast : Statements like “universities are obsolete” or “universities are dying” are comical. And this is something that I’ve been thinking (and writing – see Physics Lectures ) about for a long time.

Five Benefits of Lecture Capture

Visual Lounge

To deliver effective content, many instructors are turning to video lecture content to share learning materials without having to be directly in the classroom. So why use lecture capture? Below are five benefits of lecture capture: 1.

or not to lecture

Learning with e's

In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. The key question is: What can replace the lecture? Worse still, they may decide not to attend lectures at all.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. You might want to take your lecture to the next level and turn it into a dialogue.

The Complete Guide to Lecture Capture

Visual Lounge

What is lecture capture? Lecture capture is the process of recording classroom lectures as videos, and making them available for students to review after the class.”. Lecture capture solutions take on many forms depending on how each individual intends to use them.

Less PPT Only; More Cool Interactive Tools Within Lectures

Bottom-Line Performance

Emerging Technology emerging trends and technologies instructor led training Training emerging technologies instructor-led training interactive lectures white paperThis is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.

Physics Lectures

Tony Karrer

I had seen these physics lectures before, but I was reminded via Stephen Downes and the NY Times article about professor Lewin's lectures and was telling someone about them just the other day. You can find his lectures on: ocw.mit.edu , including electrostatics , mechanics , vibrations and waves. If you can't sit still for a whole lecture, then you can find a few of them on YouTube - see form of a battery.

Different Types of Lecturers –Not all are Good–Which Inhabit Your Organization

Kapp Notes

People often like to compare game-based learning to lectures. Many people don’t realize there are also different types of lectures and most lecture types are not that good. lecturers to an inventor and then validated by direct observation.

The Complete Guide to Lecture Capture

Visual Lounge

What is lecture capture? Lecture capture is the process of recording classroom lectures as videos, and making them available for students to review after the class.”. Lecture capture solutions take on many forms depending on how each individual intends to use them.

Local Lectures vs. First Class Lectures

Tony Karrer

This is a topic that I've been wondering about for a while and Donald Clark hits on it in his post : Professor Lewin - "It sounds arrogant, I know, but it's better to see a first class lecture on video than a mediocre one in the flesh." Students are already voting with their fingers and dumping their third-rate, real, local lectures for first-rate, online, global lectures. The same can apply to most standard teaching and training lectures.

Laboured Lectures Lack Lasting Impact

Lars is Learning

I have an enthusiastic interest in memory and how our brains learn. So I thought I'd try and learn some more from the experts using some of the openly available material from MIT. I came across something that looked interesting (well to me anyway): Neurobiology of Memory: How Do We Acquire, Consolidate and Recall Memory Speaker: Susumu Tonegawa, Director, Picower Institute for Learning and

Lecture capture — as ubiquitous as online teaching


Digital technology has been a massive boon for students and educators. By incorporating online learning components, teachers can make the material more compelling and engaging, allowing students. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links. Server-side Recording Teaching Online Training and Education Technology Virtual Classroom leacture capture Online Teaching teach online virtual classroom

Enhancing ESL Programs with Online Lectures

Visual Lounge

This is especially beneficial for our ESL students who often can’t keep up during a live lecture. By watching the lectures online, ESL students can learn at their own pace by pausing, rewinding and replaying previously recorded lectures. Guest post by Nathan Davidson.

Top 6 Cameras for Video Lectures

iSpring Solutions

Picking the right recording gear is the lion’s share of the overall success in creating an effective video lecture. Shared. In this article, we will review cameras (webcams and camcorders) for close-up filming of an instructor’s head at an office desk, also called a talking head.

This Week on #TalkTech: Recorded lectures, Duolingo, and Games Against Falling IQ

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Can recorded lectures replace university professors? In this article, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales makes the bold claim that university lectures “are doomed.” Recorded lectures. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

This Week on #TalkTech: Games vs Lectures, Spaced Learning Online and Beautiful Graphic Design for eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic #1: Can lectures be as effective learning methods as games? Thiagi is a strong proponent of games, interactions, and learning through self-exploration rather than lecture. Specifically he compares games to lectures and how we should decide which will be most effective.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). The eLearning modules act as the “lecture”, which learners do on their own time.

Training: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms Date and time: 21st August 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs.

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Figuring out the head fake

ID Reflections

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.my I am putting the Lecture here. find today via Sumeet Moghe. I think it is one of those finds that coincide with an important day in a person's life (this being my birthday) and leaves an impact.an impact that leaves you feeling grateful for all those brick walls life puts in place for us so that we can prove how badly we want some things. This one is for my daughter.go

Training An Employee- Truths and Fallacies

Your Training Edge

Providing Lectures – This is a good way to train and motivate employees for work. If the lecture comes from a manager of a senior position, the lectures are more effective as they come from an experienced employee who is able to break down what exactly is required from new ones.

Will a Harvard Professor’s New Technology Make College Lectures a Thing of the Past?


This is straight from Good Education by Liz Dwyer. It actually makes me believe that change can come to Education sooner than ever before. It’s a case of ‘if it’s broken fix it’ It’s the model that was first talked about by Here are a few more articles and sources for you to learn [.]. Flipped Classroom Future of education future of learning Learning

Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips


Video lectures are essential in the elearning world. But not all lecture videos are the same. Just like when giving a lecture with a live audience, you want to properly transition your students to the day’s lesson.

Your Brain Prefers Interactive Stories: Not Lectures

Vignettes Learning

Why do we snooze when we are lectured at and why do we perk up when we are watching a story unfold? In the previous installments we talked about the different learner types as well as the elements of an effective interactive story that positively impact each kind of learner.

More Teachers Trading in Textbooks and Lectures For Interactive E-Learning Software to Engage Students

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Today Business Week's website carries an article on how more teachers are trading in textbooks and lectures for interactive learning software to engage students. The article cites Kaplan University, San Francisco State University and Philips Children's Medical Ventures - all reporting tremendous student satisfaction resulting from interactive eLearning. To read the news, click here

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

» February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system).

World Lecture Hall

E-Learning Acupuncture

I've written before on Open Courseware Resources and I've recently found a tool that is complimentary: The World Lecture Hall hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language. Some courses are delivered entirely over the Internet. Others are designed for students in residence. Many fall somewhere in between.

No-Lecture Webinars - Extreme, Hyper Interaction

Vignettes Learning

When I ran the Webinar on NO-LECTURE WEBINARS participants moaned due to the speed of interaction, largely hyper keyboard pounding. Many were amazed that a webinar is possible without lecture or at least near zero lecture. I DO NOT present (a form of lecture) the survey results. One can not allow learners to respond if one is busy lecturing. Images also speak louder than your lecture. Commit NOT to lecture in Webinars Change mind sets.

Training: Sharp video lectures, sharper analytics ??? Be an A-list Educator!

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Sharp video lectures, sharper analytics  Be an A-list Educator! Date and time: 9th October 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs.

Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

Creating lectures, rearranging them and uploading the content is a dream. When I couldn’t figure out how to delete a lecture, for example, I found the solution via someone else who had raised a similar problem. Udemy assumes that the bulk of your course will be lectures.

Let’s get rid of the instructors!

E-Learning Provocateur

We live in an era where “training”, “lecture”, “course” and even “teaching” have become dirty words. To many L&D folks, these types of courses (there’s that word again) are mere replicas of the lectures and exams that they so despise.

Space exploration

Learning with e's

The newspaper covered the 'demise' of the university lecture theatre. The news created a small stir on social media, with several educators opining about what they thought of lecture theatres, their place in universities, technology, and teaching and learning in general.

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