I went to a "webinar" today, a web-based "seminar" supposedly to help faculty teach more effectively.
There's something deeply wrong with watching a web-cast talking head going on and on about how one shouldn't lecture, but should give people active learning tasks. Do these people even think about what they're saying?
And did you know, there is more than one way to put students in groups?
I left, but not quickly enough. :(
What sort of weirded me out was the number of folks there from various academic skills/advising areas on campus who were taking serious notes, notes they'll be happy to lecture on in teaching development programs on campus, while they tell us not to ever, ever lecture at our students.