I've noticed that I learn at an exponentially greater rate my own way than I do by attending lectures in university is this the same for everyone? I'm in a first year course and besides the labs which are compulsory my subjects are biology, chemistry, physics and maths and I have a big book for each subject. Every single thing covered in the course is in the book so by reading the books I end up knowing everything they cover in the course so I'm wondering what the point of physical lectures are in this day and age when we can learn just about anything by having internet access. Don't get me wrong now I'm not saying they should do away with lectures I like going into college and sitting in lectures because it reinforces my knowledge but self learning is way more effective in my opinion its surprising not everyone prefers this method of learning. What do you all think? Will lectures eventually be replaced by course outlines which students can use to teach themselves? Tutorials are a different matter though although I can find videos covering questions and problems on youtube for the basics I'd say when I get into more specialized courses in my second year I'll need to be able to interact with teachers who know the material.