Lecturing is the most employed tool for information transmission in higher education. Lectures help when student wrestle with particular difficult topics. A teacher who has the ability to explain concepts in a simple yet effective way can be a big help.
Examples of an efficient lecture
- Moral Reasoning 22: Justice (Harvard University)
- Modern Theoretical Physics: Einstein (Stanford Continuing Studies)
Don’t Rush It
Take your time, don’t be afraid of pauses. Make sure your pauses are long enough to let what you have said sink in.
The more nervous or uneasy you feel the more uneasy your audience will feel as well. When recording, have a one-on-one conversation with the camera. Look straight into the camera and make eye contact. Blink normally. Just be yourself and let your personality shine through.
- Dave Carlson, UF College of Journalism and Communications: Performing Online Lectures (pdf)
- James Babanikos, UF College of Journalism and Communications: How to Effectively Communicate to a Camera (pdf)
- Jennifer Smith, Director of the Office of Teaching Excellence (University of Florida): The Secret to Great Video (pdf)
- Dave Carlson, UF College of Journalism and Communications: Preparing your Online Lectures (pdf)
- James Babanikos, UF College of Journalism and Communications: Preparing and Performing Online Lectures (pdf)
Diving Deeper/More Research
- Classroom Support (University of Florida): Classroom Technology