We all agree on two things about lectures: They'll always be used, and they encourage passive learning. Here's a strategy you can pass on to faculty so they can enliven their lectures. I've long used the lecturing technique described here (with the unfortunate name of programmed lecture, or PL) because it defeats passive learning by encouraging audience members to become actively involved. The technique, which was first described a quarter century ago by Phil Manning, is easy to use and ...

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