"As professors look for ways to engage a generation raised on the Internet, podcasts and chat groups are replacing the lecture hall
From Friday's Globe and Mail
September 7, 2007 at 4:14 AM EDT
Students at Hamilton's McMaster University can hear the first lecture of the year for introductory psychology this week without going anywhere near a classroom.
In a break with tradition, the course's main lectures will be prerecorded and posted on the Web, available for students to watch when they have a free half hour and an Internet connection.
The online lectures, on topics such as colour perception and sexual motivation, are available only to students and, to ward off procrastination, are posted for a limited time. They include interactive slides, practice quizzes and a search function.
Students can pause or rewind, join chat groups or e-mail questions. "
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