Re: FYI: cost of online courses plus cool point about video lectures
- I took it to mean that people get bored watching something online as opposed to being in a real room with a real teacher and real students, and that speeding things up a bit would help alleviate that.
In any event what I really liked about the post was the idea of online study groups for online classes -- a way to connect with real people while still enjoying the advantages of online education over offline.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Gavin Dudeney <gavin.dudeney@...> wrote:
> > Study <mailto:dwinet@...>
> > 7 June 2012 16:30
> > Udacity's engineers are learning which little things they need to get
> > right. The company's production studio carefully avoids full-body
> > shots of professors lecturing; that makes for tiresome viewing.
> > Instead, most footage consists of ***close-up shots of instructors
> > writing out key lecture points on a digital tablet***. Clever editing
> > speeds up long words. When everything clicks, one instructor says, "it
> > feels like a personal tutorial.".
> Seriously? Education speeded up so people don't have to bother with
> 'long words'? Lingering shots of people writing on the modern equivalent
> of the blackboard? I thought we'd moved a long way beyond that...
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