Real-world concerns

March 28, 2013

The Financial Times’ Michael Skapinker queries the effectiveness of online lectures (The week in higher education, 21 March): “how long are people watching before they flip to Facebook?” As anyone who has sat at the back of a lecture to a group of laptop-toting students in recent years will testify, this is not a problem confined to online lectures.

Colin Johnson
University of Kent

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