How Technology Helps Keep This 3,000-Student Class Engaged

Good: If you’ve been to college, chance are you’ve taken a big lecture class—as many as 500 students in a huge auditorium taking notes or struggling to stay awake—while a professor talks. Students often end up feeling like they’d be better off watching a video lecture from their dorm room and then just completing whatever papers or exams are required. But at Virginia Tech, “World Regions” instructor John Boyer is using technology to keep as many as 3,000 in-person students engaged.

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