Bonni and Dave Stachowiak talk about how to make your PowerPoint (or other) slides more effective.
Conflict in Afghanistan: Why developing a clear strategy was challenging.
PPT in the crosshairs
Edward Tufte (2006 publication) The cognitive style of ppt: There's no bullet list like Stalin's bullet list.
Can create bad PPT on tools besides PPT
Problems in higher ed
- In the classroom
- In online modules (flipped classroom)
- At academic conferences
In the online magazine, Slate, Schuman expressed her views on just how bad it has become with PowerPoint use in education in an article called PowerPointless. She writes, “Digital slideshows are the scourge of education.”
“For class today I’ll be reading the PowerPoint word for word.” –every professor, everywhere. @collegegrlhumor
“College basically consist of you spending thousands of dollars for a professor to point at a PowerPoint and read the bullets.” @deliNeli
“Being a college professor would be easy. Read off a PowerPoint you made 10 years ago and give online quizzes with questions you googled.” –blazik
“srsly sick of all these power points. anyone can be a professor. all u need to know is how to run a power point.” @ChrisraMae17
“Y’all ever sat in a class, copied every word down of the power point, and still not kno a damn thing the professor said?” @BlkSuperMan
Richard Mayer's research shows if students w/out visuals 75% vs 89% re: bike pump
PowerPoint Slide Recommendations
Use PowerPoint slides for their intended purpose: to enhance your presentation, not deliver it.
Put less on your slides and use relevant visuals
Change your media focus at regular intervals
Employ a non-linear slide structure
Choose your own adventure (episode 25 re: large classes w/ Chrissy Spencer)
Today's meet (requires laptops/smart devices)