I have a number of friends who are currently following ground school lessons for their PPL. They all have day-jobs and work full time, going to their local FBO after work for their lessons. I would like to ask for your opinions as to which approach is better when being tought ground school:
1-Using educational DVDs (Sporty’s, Jeppesen, etc…)
2-Having an instructor go through the book and using a blackboard to go over specific topics.
Personnally, I prefer the second option because I think the best approach to learning is an active one: where you can ask questions, share stories with your instructor or other students, etc… On the other hand, I know that sollicitating visual memory when learning also helps to steepen the learning curve and that’s why so many schools still use DVDs to teach. However, for people with full time jobs, it can get pretty tiring to have three hours of ground school after work, especially with the lights dimmed and a movie playing !
What do you think ?