Can podcasts replace Professors?

Students who downloaded a podcast lecture achieved substantially higher exam results than those who attended the lecture in person.

I remember going to class at university and wondering whether I should record the lectures.  I never did this because it was easier and more efficient to take good notes during the lecture and then meet with classmates to compare my notes.  What if I had the option to attend the lecture or download a podcast of the lecture (and not attend the lecture)?  I might have opted to download the podcast and never go to class (unless there was a useful class discussion).


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