[LINK] Outrage as University of Newcastle to track student attendance using mobile phones - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Feb 5 22:30:39 AEDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-02-05 at 08:50 +1100, Tom Worthington wrote:
> Students can receive educational materials on their phone, work with 
> other students and do a quiz on a phone, which is more useful than 
> checking if they are on campus.

My own experience appears to still be the current experience according
to several younger relatives now at University. Many "lecturers" read
their presentations word for word. They add no value at all. The only
change in three decades is that they are now presentation slides
instead of overhead projections and that the audio can be downloaded
instead of having to be checked out on cassette tapes :-)

IMHO such lecturers should be sacked as teaching staff.

As for penalising students who don't want to waste their time attending
such lectures when they can just get the slide pack and read it in a
quarter of the time - !

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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