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Upon reflection of last weeks question regarding laptops within the lecture space in ‘Lecture Stories Pt. 2’, I have discovered a common theme: conversation and the notion of hearing. As pointed out by Kate Bowles, lecturing is somewhat described as speaking to strangers in public about what you’re thinking without really knowing what your audience is thinking. Within the typical lecture setting there is a one-way progression of thoughts where information is disseminated with very minimal response with non-verbal communication.
There is a constant question regarding if students are actually attentive listening without the need to call for compulsory attentive attendance. This impacts the feedback that lecturers receive as they rely on non-verbal communication from students to let them know if they are on the right track or if the lecture is not getting through. With shifting modes, this communication and reassurance has also leapt into the digital paradigm where the live Twitter feed has become a part of the lecture space where students and lecturers can communicate–thus breaking the wall and allowing multi-directional conversation.
This leads me to my next question:
How has the digital paradigm (being twitter and online recordings of lectures) impacted the lecture space, students and lecturer teaching methods?
If you’re a lecturer or active within lectures and would like to take part of this online discussion about your experiences comment below and find a link here to my Project Information and the intentions of my research.