Podcasts and chat groups are replacing the lecture hall

September 10, 2007

While many schools are struggling to remind students that higher education requires classroom attendance, some innovators are engaging Millennials with video podcast lectures and classroom "clickers." The Intro to Psychology class at McMaster University is one of the largest, with 3,000 students, and its professor will post lectures online, available only to students, and only for a limited time -- to discourage last-minute cramming.  Each lecture is linked to visual slides, practice quizzes and chats, and also includes search functionality. The Globe & Mail