This piece, entitled “Actually Going to Class, for a Specific Course? How 20th-Century,” and published in The Chronicle of Higher Education (you can read it here) challenges the idea that the classroom is the best place to deliver content.
If this is true, what becomes the purpose of a residential college classroom? Are our classes merely a “handy framework” that students must pass through to get to their real “learning” in internships, study abroad, etc.? Is all the “stuff” that happens outside of the classroom really where they learn the most?
I challenge this. We can transform the classroom.
And if we were to transform the classroom. What would it look like? What have you done to transform your classroom experience?