From Berkeley professor Michael O’Hare, promoting the value of online pedagogy:
All the research I’ve seen indicates lectures are really lame devices for retention or any real learning. If the ego boost for the prof of having a roomful of students listening to him for ninety minutes twice a week is important, let’s find a cheaper way to deliver it, maybe with medals or parking spaces.
Or jetpacks. Weren’t we supposed to have jetpacks by the time all this primitive face-to-face learning stuff became obsolete?