Archive for powerpoint

The one hour lecture: How to captivate your audience in ten easy steps

Posted in teaching with tags , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“1. Don’t rehearse. 2. Have at least 100 slides. 3. Don’t use Powerpoint’s ‘hide’ function: just rapidly flick through the slides that you don’t have time for …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 11 March]

Prezi: Shaking Off the PowerPoint Death Grip

Posted in Life with tags , on 25 October 2010 by Steve

“I have a confession to make: I have never learned how to use PowerPoint. When I started giving presentations a number of years ago, I opted to buy my own MacBook and learn Keynote, Apple’s answer to PowerPoint, instead …” (more)

[Connie Crosby, Slaw, 25 October]

Lecturing Without Slides – Kinsella

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 4 April 2010 by Steve

“Stephen Kinsella outlines some thoughts on models of how to give lectures and is looking for comments and questions. His basic model is a ‘pre-podcast’ to give the students the pedagogical material. The lecture is then used as a forum for discussion, debate, clarification and so on. Then students are assessed online …” (more)

[Liam Delaney, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 4 April]

Easily replacable?

Posted in teaching with tags on 22 March 2010 by Steve

“‘Academics who worry that they will be replaced by a set of powerpoint slides probably should be’, Malcolm Read #oer10” (tweet)

[David Kernohan, Twitter, 22 March]

Death by PowerPoint – Fact or Fiction?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 20 February 2010 by Steve

“I’m working on an assignment at the moment for my PG Cert in Teaching in HE looking at the use of technology in lectures and classroom teaching. For me e-learning means the use of technology in learning opportunities, but there are still many involved in teaching in HE who are unsure about embracing technology and are concerned about teaching being technology driven etc …” (more)

[Natalie Lafferty, e-LiME, 20 February]

The problem with PowerPoint

Posted in teaching with tags , on 20 August 2009 by Steve

UK“In the past 25 years, I’ve asked hundreds of people how many PowerPoint presentations they’ve seen that came across as really inspiring and enthusiastic. Most struggle to come up with a single example, and the most optimistic answer I’ve heard was ‘two’. So what are the main problems? …” (more)

[Max Atkinson, BBC News Magazine, 19 August]

PowerPoint, with neither power nor a point – better to be naked?

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 17 August 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Nearly a year ago in this blog I wrote a piece about the use of PowerPoint, Microsoft’s presentation software, and argued that it was too often being used badly, and was certainly being over-used more generally. I was reminded of this recently when I turned up for a public event to which I had been invited that was to consist of a major lecture. As I entered the room I was handed a print-out of the PowerPoint slides the speaker intended to work from; I stopped for a moment and glanced through the 64 slides (!), concluded immediately that this lecture held no interest for me whatsoever, and left again immediately (though taking the hand-out with me, just in case) …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 16 August]