Hi D and G and Universitians,
I blogged today about the article you sent you sent yesterday, D, in relation to the article G emailed, with a blogpost about it too -
Volgelkop Bowerbird - Amblyornis inornatus ... "Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today"
White-crested Helmetshrike - Prionops plumatus: Added the article "Don't Give Up on the Lecture"
Together these blogposts embody good ideas about MIT OCW-centric, C.C., World University and School's approaches to learning, particularly for the degree side.
I also added the two article URLs you emailed to the 'Education' and a few other wiki subjects (such as Virtual Worlds) at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.
Reese, Hope. 2013. [http://www.theatlantic.com/
education/archive/2013/11/ lectures-didnt-work-in-1350- and-they-still-dont-work- today/281514/ Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today: A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom]. November 15. theatlantic.com.
Walthausen, Abigail. 2013. [http://www.theatlantic.com/
education/archive/2013/11/ dont-give-up-on-the-lecture/ 281624/ Don't Give Up on the Lecture: Teachers who stand in front of their classes and deliver instruction are not "out-of-touch experts"—they're role models]. November 22. theatlantic.com.
Cheers and thanks,
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