Lecture Is Not Dead: Tips for Crafting and Delivering Dynamic Student-Centered, Active Learning Experiences via Lecture

Central New Mexico Community College
Stephanie K. Ferguson
Presentation Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Event or Conference: 
5th Annual Central New Mexico Conference on Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: 
Boyer's Domain: 
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Presentation Location: 
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Lecture has worked for centuries because, at its heart, it is about communication and human interaction. However, in today’s world of technology distracted multitaskers, many consider lecture a thing of the past. Yet, lecture is still the single most used technique by faculty. So, it is worth exploring how to use it effectively to create an engaging atmosphere for students both face-to-face and online. Participants will leave the session with tips for taking good class notes to share with their students, tips for delivering dynamic lectures, a compilation of student-active break activities that can double as formative assessment tools, ideas for surveying student responses during student-active breaks, a checklist for preparing a dynamic lecture, and a new perspective on what a dynamic learning tool lecture can be. This session is intended for beginning instructors as well as those experienced instructors who are looking for ways to energize their lecture delivery.