Lecturing is one of the oldest teaching methods known to man. Ancient philosophers shared ideas by using this method. And as everyone knows, in addition to teaching by example, parents have used "lectures" since the beginning of time.
Teaching the masses
Past generations of college students remember the large lecture halls with hundreds of students sitting captive, each with a professor delivering a dry, monotone message about an even dryer topic. However, teaching methods have evolved and are continuing to evolve. With the advent of technology, students know they have more choices.