The difference between live and taped lectures

Arthur Camins takes a look at the flipped classrooms and flipped learning ideas and wonders about the effectiveness of the learning taking place.

However, not enough attention is being paid to sorting out what is most effectively learned through reading, from listening to a lecture and from active social engagement in problem solving. Questions about the cognitive impact of listening to a lecture alone while being able to stop and replay, about whether students take advantage of that technical capacity, and under what circumstances are too often glossed over.

He refers to his own experiences and lectures that moved and inspired him but how it felt differently because he was physically with other people at a live lecture and listening to a recording would not be the same.

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