While I do think this is good and important I can also see why others enjoy lecturing and that it isn't "bad", but just a different way of getting across material. First of all, you need to choose the right method at the right time... sometimes lecturing is the best or only option, and other times discussion or hands on learning is a better learning method for the material being taught.
I wanted to include a video in this post and in my efforts to find some cool ted talk on lecturing and how it lives on I had an epiphany... I was LOOKING at lectures! Not only do they live on in classrooms and conferences we attend, but we choose to watch them at home, on our phones on transit etc... via ted talks. Lectures live on!
If you watch any Ted talk you won't think, ugh a talking head, you'll be sitting on the edge of you seat listening and learning.
So just because I love Ted Talks, here's one for you to enjoy.