Teaching vs Lecturing: A Disruptive Force in Online Education

Remember, back in school, that professor who was an absolute genius but couldn’t teach his way out of a paper bag?

And did you ever have a teacher who was truly masterful at transferring his or her knowledge to you?

There is a wide chasm between lecturing and actual teaching. The current cultural fascination with online education and MOOCs ignores a stinky, slobbering elephant in the room: online classrooms — inherently lacking that human touch — have great potential to further reduce the quality of the actual learning that happens among students.

More: http://future.mit.edu/teaching-vs-lecturing-disruptive-force-online-education