Archive for the ‘e-learning’ Category
My thanks to Ian at work who passed on this excellent blog post by Donald Clark about Autism in Academia. Ian didn’t think it diplomatic to post it on our work blog so i’m posting a link to it here myself:
“Death by lecture
This month I sat through a lecture by an academic who was so mind-numbingly dull that it created genuine anxiety in the audience. We were dying a slow, internal, painful death. It was an assault on our human rights, mental torture. The content was banal, the PowerPoint screens of text overwhelmingly dull and simply read from the screen, and the delivery metronomic and monotonous. After the talk, this person was no better, unsmiling and uncommunicative. Turns out this person was a Professor of Communication (I kid you not) at a prestigious University. Whatâ€™s going on here?”
btw. Other posts on Donald’s e-learning blog are also highly recommended – interesting, insightful and funny.