Four Bare Walls and a Lecture

I'm taking a Coursera course, and I'm finding that current trends in online education don't really work for me and just make me frustrated. In fact, they make me so frustrated that I go on rants that would make my friends and colleagues in instructional design, online education, and pedagogy either blush or punch me.

Just give me four bare walls and a lecture, thank you very much. Alternately, just give me a project and shut up while I teach myself. Either way works for me.
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