Sample Plan - "Analyze an Issue"
When planning essays on a timed test, I usually develop my claim, outline the body paragraphs, and then start writing ...
Claim: Technology should not replace all lectures; in fact, it can be used to enhance many of them.
I. When Technology Should Replace Lectures
A. To reach billions of people, not hundredsB. Gives students ability to replay confusing sections and possibly submit questions to expertsC. Often encourages interaction and allows students to direct their learning
II. Why Lectures Are Still Important For Instruction
A. Opportunity to see a live expert model in-depth thinking on a topic and ask him/her questions directlyB. Speakers' ability to detect confusion or concern in the audience and address it during the lectureC. Opportunity for live learning experiences that cannot be fully translated through a computer
III. How Technology Can Enhance Lectures
A. Allows lecturers to ask large groups of students to answer questions by using clickers or similar software programs during the lectureB. New opportunities to explore a topic through multiple modes of learning (e.g. images, music, animation)C. Option to blend learning by posting live lectures online