Effective PowerPoint Presentations - page 2

The presenter mechanically clicks through an insufferable number of slides during the longest 90 minutes of your life, reading each slide in a nasal monotone voice. To add insult to injury, each... Read More

  1. Visit  VickyRN profile page
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    Quote from open1gate
    Thank you Thank you VickyRN,
    I have a prsentation Ihave to do and "computers" were not around when i went to school.
    this article will BE SO HELPFUL for me. It has come just at the right time.

    Thank you
    open1gate:typing
    You're very welcome. Best wishes to you
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  3. Visit  psychonaut profile page
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    Vicky, it seems like all of my replies to your threads are of the "old skool" mode; I *am* a technophile, honest!

    That being said...

    My very best lecture instructors, in all subjects, used the whiteboard for their lectures. I found this method to be much preferable to the PP-based lectures. Whiteboard (and yes, even chalkboard) lectures had the benefit of being self-limiting in terms of not progressing any faster than the prof could write. These lectures allowed for spontaneous diagram/graph illustrations (supported by an overhead for more complex illustrations). On a more subtle note, these types of lectures gave the prof a chance to be actually "thinking through" the lecture, making it a bit more difficult to "phone it in" vs. a PP-based lecture.

    I realize that I am a dying breed in many ways, and I do support the use of tech in the educational process. Unfortunately, it sometimes seems that tech is added into to educational experience, and kept there, even when the effectiveness is dubious.

    Very good article, however, in making the best out of this medium. I got a chuckle out of the clip art part; I once wrote on the evaluation for a professor, "very good instructor, but someone needs to hide her clip art cd."
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    Quote from psychonaut
    Vicky, it seems like all of my replies to your threads are of the "old skool" mode; I *am* a technophile, honest!

    That being said...

    My very best lecture instructors, in all subjects, used the whiteboard for their lectures. I found this method to be much preferable to the PP-based lectures. Whiteboard (and yes, even chalkboard) lectures had the benefit of being self-limiting in terms of not progressing any faster than the prof could write. These lectures allowed for spontaneous diagram/graph illustrations (supported by an overhead for more complex illustrations). On a more subtle note, these types of lectures gave the prof a chance to be actually "thinking through" the lecture, making it a bit more difficult to "phone it in" vs. a PP-based lecture.

    I realize that I am a dying breed in many ways, and I do support the use of tech in the educational process. Unfortunately, it sometimes seems that tech is added into to educational experience, and kept there, even when the effectiveness is dubious.

    Very good article, however, in making the best out of this medium. I got a chuckle out of the clip art part; I once wrote on the evaluation for a professor, "very good instructor, but someone needs to hide her clip art cd."
    Whiteboard/ chalkboard vs PowerPoint would make a very interesting topic for educational research
  5. Visit  edowhitetop profile page
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    Very good information. I printed it out to remind myself when I prepare PowerPoints for my PhD studies too. Thank you!
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    Quote from edowhitetop
    Very good information. I printed it out to remind myself when I prepare PowerPoints for my PhD studies too. Thank you!
    Glad this was helpful to you
  7. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Thank you for starting this thread Vicky. Microsoft Office is difficult for me to learn and you and the other folks give excellent points.

    Fran
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    Quote from Franemtnurse
    Thank you for starting this thread Vicky. Microsoft Office is difficult for me to learn and you and the other folks give excellent points.

    Fran
    Glad this was helpful to you, Fran. I had to unlearn some bad habits that I picked up along the way.
  9. Visit  dezertrose profile page
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    so helpful! thanks!
  10. Visit  alan headbloom profile page
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    Vicky,

    I was thinking of using some of this in a workshop on giving PowerPoints. Whom do I credit? You? Others?

    Thanks,
    Alan
  11. Visit  VickyRN profile page
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    I have sent you a PM, Alan


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