Originally Posted by DancinSarah
The only reason I listen to the lectures at all is because sometimes the professor just puts up a table/diagram with no explanation, so we are essentially forced to watch to those. And ever so rarely they claim "this slide won't be tested on the exam" which is always great. But yeah, just going by the PPTs/review books seems to be the most efficient method. I wonder how much tuition would be reduced if school entered the 21st century?
It doesn't seem you even read the article you posted. The point wasn't to learn @ home to the exclusion of all else, it was to have more active learning sessions instead of traditional lectures. The examples they gave didn't involve anything that would cut tuition.
I guess the article wasn't really a good lead in to this discussion, but the thread title is appropriate.
I think you'll be hard-pressed to find any administration supporting the general idea that students stay home 5 days a week and learn from PPT/review books, definitely not what they were suggesting. Although, I agree with everyone that it's superior to the status quo.