New learning technologies prompt a rethinking of traditional course structure
From Chronicle of Higher Education:
By Jeffrey R. Young
"The first question many undergraduates ask professors on the first day of class is whether they really have to show up.
The way they phrase it is a bit more subtle, says Dekunle Somade, a senior at the University of Maryland at College Park. What his fellow students actually ask is: "Will reruns of lectures be available after class, or at least the full set of PowerPoint slides?"
Mr. Somade told me recently that "the general idea is that if I don't have to come to class, I don't want to come to class--and technology is giving students more and more reason not to come."
That leads to a big question: Why even have a traditional college course?..."
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