Lectures can be deadly dull, one-way communication train wrecks. But they also can be a necessary step in the learning journey. While intuition and experience make it easy to identify what makes a lecture bad, zeroing in on what to improve can be a little more difficult. Here are some strategies that really work to liven up lecture-based activities, according to the adult education literature. 1. Chunk the Material into 10-minute Segments Studies on attention spans show that after 10 ...

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