When Planning a Learning Project, Start With Yourself

The question came up in a meeting with colleagues yesterday: when you set to work to develop a new course or training project, where do you start? Our consensus was to start by defining the learning objectives to be achieved in the course. From a practical standpoint this makes sense. The best way to achieve…

Thoughts on “A Lecture From the Lectured”

On Chronicle Vitae yesterday, a group of fifteen writing students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published a thought-provoking essay on the value of lectures from their perspective. At the risk of oversimplifying their point of view, I’ll summarize the article as follows: lectures can be effective when done well, but are overused and…