Thursday, February 26, 2009

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

Randy Pausch lecture was actually more interesting then I thought it would be. I really enjoyed listening to him. He opened his message by telling the audience why he was giving his "last" lecture. Which is very important because if he didn't the audience would not have know why he titled it his last lecture. He told the audience what he was going to talking about and what he was not going to talk about. He did not want to go on and on about his condition.

He talked about the lessons he learned, what others taught him, his accomplishments, and enabling others. He discussed his experiences in college and in teaching. He explain the courses he taught in detail, painting a picture for the audience to see what his students could expect from his class and what he expected from his students. He enabled the dreams of others.

I really enjoyed the world video he showed the audience. It is really cool to know that as a student you are capable and able to do anything including video production. Although the virtual world was sort of scary, being that it was able to tell the students when it wanted to be turned off, it was pretty cool to see and I'm sure it was extremely cool to play.

I really like his methods of teaching. Its all about experience. He taught his students from his experiences. A few things he said that stuck out to me as a teacher are help others, enable the dreams of others, you can't go far without any help from others, brick walls are there for a reason: to show how bad you want something; and lastly, the best way to teach someone something is to make them think they are learning something else.

1 comment:

  1. I also enjoyed this lecture and I am glad I took the time to listen to it.