The lecture is the most pervasive forum for student learning on university campuses. When you consider that the majority of classrooms and lecture halls are designed with masses of chairs and tables (usually bolted to the floor) all focused on a single location the lectern this is hardly surprising. Yet despite the physical constraints imposed by the physical environment, there are pedagogical advantages to lecturing as a mode of instruction. There are also limitations. In this article, I offer suggestions for overcoming some of them. In practical terms, I describe the One-Minute Paper, a simple technique that can be used to improve student learning and encourage active participation in lectures [http://www.flinders.edu.au/teaching/quality/teaching-methods/the-lecture/lecturing-guidelines.cfm] which you can collect in TodaysMeet.com or Twitter tools.