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Monday, April 23, 2012
Lectures were once useful, but now ... lectures are unnecessary
"Criticism of the lecture as a teaching method existed long before students obtained the ability to watch lectures online. More than 200 years ago, Samuel Johnson wrote: Lectures were once useful; but now, when all can read and books are so numerous, lectures are unnecessary. In the 1950s, the historian Henry Commager observed: Not only do we rely far too much on lectures, we rely on lectures to do far more than it is possible or desirable for them to do."