Education Hate Thread
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So why does the horribly outdated lecture model still exist? In fact, why did it ever exist? Most of what you learn can be better learned from books, or in our age videos on the subject are posted on youtube, vimeo, etc. I just dont see the point of a professor regurgitating the same stuff every year with little variation, uploading only part of the notes to force students to attend lectures. Im thankful for the few profs that realize this and upload their lectures online. So lets talk about advantages and disadvantages to lectures:
>Have to commute to school, this sometimes takes hours for some people (1.5 hours for me, 3 hours in total a day are wasted because some cuck professor wont just upload the notes).
>Have to take redundant notes, the same notes that hundreds of other people around you are taking, as well as thousands of students that took the course in previous terms, its also sometimes difficult to take meaningful notes if information is flowing fast.
>Have to sit in uncomfortable chairs and tables, with stagnant air, dealing with the typical bullshit (people talking during lectures, asking questions, making annoying noises, prof doesnt know how to turn off lights, chalk running out, strong cologne from some arab fag, etc.).
>Lecture is live, meaning that its not perfect, a video/book can be recorded perfectly whereas a lecture will contain errors and the prof cant fix them.
>Since lecture is live, if you miss a certain key point then it has a snowballing effect where you cant understand anything that builds off of it afterwards.
>Business mindset, youre at school and its a different mindset from being at home, If you lack discipline then a lecture could help you focus
Cant think of anything else really, they seem inferior in almost every way
Seriously why do lectures still exist? Many professors hold onto them with all their might so that they can justify their worthless existence.