Five years ago, University of Kentucky CTO Doyle Friskney realized that the campus’s classrooms mirrored those of other colleges: Lecture-based halls where students would sit and listen to a professor, with little interaction among one another.
Something had to change, Friskney said. “Millennials don’t necessarily like lecture classrooms as well as faculty members do—they like to work in groups, and they understand the concept of a virtual team, so the university began putting together active learning classrooms,” he added.
I wonder why this change was spearheaded the CTO? It doesn’t matter though, since I see this as a very positive change.