Category Archives: Lecture

Lecture & Textbook: Education in the Age of New Media

Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press. Why are the fundamentals of education apparently so little changed in our era of digital technology? Is their obstinate persistence evidence of resilience or obsolescence? Such questions can best be answered not by imagining … Continue reading

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The Lecture is Dead; Long live the Lecture!

Recent interview with Dr. Chris Haskell, Boise State University.

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Educational Change & the Longue Durée: An Analysis of the Anatomy Lecture

Proof of a paper, co-authored with Wolff-Michael Roth, soon to appear in Educational Philosophy and Technology. Here’s the abstract: Although there are many points of continuity, there are also a number of changes in the pedagogical form of the anatomy … Continue reading

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Foucault on the Lecture

Just came across this excellent interview with Michel Foucault from Partisan Review way back in ’71. Foucault articulates a rather original position on the lecture as a pedagogical form. He defends it for being as at least “crudely” honest about the … Continue reading

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"Certain Media Biases:" Lecturing via TV, Radio, Text

In completing a research project looking into McLuhan, media theory and education, I’ve been reading about an early experiment on “certain media biases” and the pedagogical form of the lecture. Download a .pdf of the initial report, originally published in … Continue reading

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The Lecture as a Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form, continued…

This paper, posted earlier as a slidecast, recently appeared in AERA’s Educational Researcher. I’ve posted a formatted version with graphics improved (compared to the published version). I’ve also posted, on the left, images and a table that link to full-fledged documents: … Continue reading

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The Lecture as a Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form

The lecture as a trans medial pedagogical form [slideshare id=6827539&doc=thelectureasatrans-medialpedagogicalform-110205234907-phpapp02] View more webinars from Norm Friesen A presentation given in Kamloops, Barcelona, Magdeburg and elsewhere, with the full text soon to be appearing in AERA’s Educational Researcher. Please download the draft … Continue reading

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The Lecture as pre- Postmodern Relic (Jean-François Lyotard)

“What is transmitted in higher learning? In the case of professional training, and limiting ourselves to a narrowly functionalist point of view, an organized stock of established knowledge is the essential thing that is transmitted. The application of new technologies … Continue reading

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The Lecture as a Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form: The Future of an Illusion

The lecture as a trans medial pedagogical form [slideshare id=6827539&doc=thelectureasatrans-medialpedagogicalform-110205234907-phpapp02] View more webinars from Norm Friesen. Just presented a paper on the Lecture as a Transmedial Pedagogical Form at the virtual Connected Online 2011. conference. Here’s the abstract: The lecture … Continue reading

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