Andrew Middleton - don't record you lectures!

"Premise - podcasting is not an ideal medium for distributing lectures.

There are better ways of flexibly delivering information in an educational context."

Andrew is talking about higher education, but I guess this is relevant to us in primary/secondary too.  He points out that 20-30 minutes is usually about the maximum time to sustain the engagement of a listener (with some exceptions!)

Andrew also suggests that lectures are out-of-date as a mode of education.

So what would be better?  Provide archive content from BBC spliced with lectures? Much more finely grained podcasts, for small parts of a tough topic. Podcasts of students? - Maybe we are ahead of higher education on this one!

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