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Welcome to the University of Minnesota's online workshop on Designing Smart Lectures. The goal of this tutorial is to help you redesign your lectures to engage students actively and creatively.

How to Use this Tutorial

Using the menu on the left you can enter this workshop at any point. If you're a first-time visitor, we suggest that you begin with Video: Examples and Video: Overview. The first is a good example of several lecturing techniques in an auditorium. The second offers specific strategies for planning and delivering lecture content. The final sections — Planning, Delivering, and Evaluating Lectures — are designed to be read in order, but you can investigate any of these topics at any time.

For further research on any of these topics, we've provided an annotated Resources section.

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