This is a different take on why lectures suck.
Teacher : Alright people, I am so and so and I am going to teach you all web technology.
Me : ( I hope this class is interesting )
Teacher : … so now open a new txt file and start typing some blah blah
Now try this all in the practicals, Ok?
Me : Shit, this one is going downhill.
5 Minutes later
Teacher : Now use the bg color attr to add background color to your body tag.
Me : What about web standards???
Author’s note : Arguing with the teacher is equivalent to arguing with a corpse so I keep mum.
Teacher : Now use the b tag and blah blah
Me : Fascinating, I never knew all this tags existed. Its like taking history classes in html.
AND WHAT ABOUT WEB SEMANTICS????
Teacher : So expect some tags to not work in internet explorer.
Me : AARRGGGGG…
Teacher : blah blah …
Me : …
Teacher : And so blah blah …
Me : Spaces off and stares at a random girl’s boobs.
As you can see, I wasn’t taught about history of the html spec, semantics, accessibility and of course, html5 for the whole semester.
College lectures suckass.