Most of us can remember (not so fondly) having a professor who droned on and on and on….
There is debate on whether lecturing is ineffective in itself or the lecturers themselves are bad at lecturing. However, there is no debate that educational trends are leaning towards a “both/and” approach to learning. (If you’re unfamiliar, the both/and approach can be used when comparing two or more choices. It allows for a variety in decision making that is impossible when using the more rigid either/or approach.)
CME is following suit, especially in e-learning. Your e-learning courses do not have to be strictly lecture or exclusively reading comprehension. It is the norm for learning management systems to offer various methods to relay educational information. Long and short form assessments, multimedia presentations, and events are just a few of these methods.
However, it’s often the case that courses don’t take full advantage of...