Shouldn’t lectures be obsolete by now?

Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities – right down to the way academics are called “lecturers”.

But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.

Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more information is available at your fingertips whenever you want it?

But when you look at some online courses, instead of revolutionising higher education, they have often simply transported the classic lecture format to an internet audience.

So why has the lecture refused to go away? Find out here: