I agree. The class seems to be made up of a range of backgrounds and skill levels, though, so it makes it difficult. Perhaps the last half hour could be reserved as a "lab" period or something where people can ask their questions unrelated to the material being covered. Unfortunately some students don't realize how disruptive some of the tangential questions they ask are, so I'm not sure they would stop asking them.
May 04 2014 01:57 AM
I think part of the problem is also there is no syllabus or assigned reading from the text, so people are relying entirely on the lecture for their understanding rather than taking some personal initiative.