Studies show that our brain waves flatline when we listen to lectures.
Dr. Matthew Stoltzfus, a chemistry professor at Ohio State University, argues that we need a revolution in education that moves us away from the "mere transference of information."
But he cautions that technology in and of itself might not be the answer. He notes, for example, that the technology that uses flipped videos based on models, first developed by Sal Khan, are still lectures.
Instead, Stoltzfus argues that we should only use technology when it's necessary for student learning and stimulates discussion and increases brainwave activity?
Here's Dr. Stoltzfus' engaging fourteen minute TedEd talk. My thanks to Jeff Feinstein for sending me the link.