By Simon Sharwood
Remember that feeling of struggling to stay awake during university lectures? And not just because of the previous night’s imbibing?
The same problem affects students in massive online open courses (MOOCs), the free university courses now offered by reputable institutions around the world.
Speaking at a Sydney, Australia, event called “The Future of Higher Education and Skills Training,” Agarwal explained that edX’s surveys of students have found they find handwritten material more engaging than PowerPoint slides in the outfit’s online courses, even when the handwritten stuff is presented on-screen.
[ Full article available at The Register (UK): http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/12/handwriting_beats_powerpoint/ ]