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Lecture Strategies

Lectures are the way most instructors today learned in classes.  However, with today’s students, lecturing does not hold their attention for very long, even though they are a means of conveying information to students.  The following sites will help you learn to use your lectures differently and/or in combination with other techniques.

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Designing Smart Lectures

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota

This is an online workshop for designing smart lectures, presenting characteristics of good lectures and good lecturers.

Interactive Lectures

Starting Point, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

This resource describes how to make lectures more interactive and provides some examples for doing so.

Twenty Ways to Make Lectures More Participatory

Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University 

The article provides 20 different suggestions for making one's lecture more participatory and interesting to students.

Effective Ways To Present New Information
Orally To Fit Differences In Learning Styles

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

This article identifies several different strategies that you can use in the classroom to break up your lecture and enhance student retention of knowledge

Strategies for Improving Comprehension of Lectures

Center for Teaching, Learning & Assessment, 
Southern Oregon University

This is a PowerPoint presentation that offers some guidelines for making lectures more interesting.