The Atlantic ran an interesting article yesterday on lecturing in the digital age. I'd expect to see this type of article in the Chronicle of Higher Education or some of the other trade journals, but it's a little surprising to see such a discussion in a less specialized publication.
To begin with, we lecturers must ask ourselves a basic question: why am I lecturing? What will I be able to get across to learners through a lecture that they could not get just as well and with less inconvenience by reading a book or working through an online learning module?
Spoiler alert: the author of the article may be a little too pro-lecture for people who want to see lecturing really raked over the coals.