With Open Source Lectures, Who Needs So Many Lecturers?

Charlie Lowe, Kairosnews, Sept 17, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Charlie Lowe asks the question that has to be asked. "At the same time, for those professors who just deliver lecturers in their F2F classes without any real interactive component, I wonder? Why couldn't an institution syndicate lectures from another institution, and hire some TAs to run small discussion/Q&A sessions and do the grading? There are still a lot of talking heads out there giving lectures in higher education. Beware, such teachers, you might be making yourself irrelevant if that's the only value you bring to a course, other than being a grader. Some lecturers must necessarily be better than others."
Views: 0 today, 157 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]