TEAL: Technology Enabled Active Learning

“Students and professors everywhere know the dangers of large lecture halls. Back of the room boredom. Half-glimpsed equations seen across a crowded room. Attention spans designed to last between one commercial break and the next. The natives get restless. Move in their seats, beam notes to each other by PDA, doodle in the margins of their textbooks or clack busily on laptop computers, pretending to be taking notes…”

Micronews, Microsoft Research Current Research, May 2002

Original Link: http://research.microsoft.com/features/TEAL.asp (No longer active)