So today I decided to override the wishes of the students and give an old-fashioned lecture. The one where you stand in front of the classroom and speak and sometimes write things on the board with chalk.
And I have to say that it was a strangely exhilarating experience. It also seemed to impress the students a lot. I saw an emotional response on their faces (I was talking about World War I). And after the end of the class, two students came up to me to ask what I was teaching next semester. Three other students approached me to say how much they enjoyed the class.
I’m a huge fan of technology and all but I have to admit that this got me thinking.
Students claim they love PowerPoint. But do they really?