A Model Example of a Powerpoint Presentation for Teaching

February 21, 2009

I found this presentation on Slideshare

I think it is an excellent example of how to use Powerpoint for teaching.

The slides are well designed with good use of colour, contrast graphics and text and text. There isn’t too much detail on any one slide. The number of words per slide is relatively low

There are lots of slides, which has enabled the producer to achieve the above. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, quite the contrary. The alternative is to cram a lot more detail onto a smaller number of slides but what does this achieve? Horrible, cluttered slides which are not easy to read and too much detail to take in. The total time for the talk will be the same, so why not have more, uncluttered slides that are changed more frequently

    I like the use of a “virtual coach” for the slideshare presentation. I guess this avatar is “saying” what the lecturer would say in the real world classroom. A nice touch, I think

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