The University of Vermont last week became the most recent institution to join the trend, announcing a pedagogical reform in its College of Medicine (UVM) that observers say is the most sweeping yet. The college will over the next several years remove all lecture courses, replacing them with videos students watch on their own time. And instead of sitting through lectures, students will meet in “active learning” classrooms, led by faculty members, working with their classmates in small groups.
UVM will put a $66 million gift, announced Friday, toward building renovating classrooms and retraining faculty members. It has also renamed its College of Medicine in honour of the donor, alumnus and retired physician Robert Larner.
(Text Source: Carl Straumshelm – Inside Higher Ed, Sep 2016)