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PowerPointlessness Cathy Rodriguez Sarah Silva Rebecca Gould iTAC 509 Hale Library 532-4918
Overview¡ Examples: How to ruin a presentation¡ Instruction and Presentation Tips¡ Technical Tips¡ Questions and Answers
Instruction and Presentation Tips¡ Stick to the basics¡ Focus on the main point(s)¡ Simplify, simplify, simplify¡ Divide content into chunks¡ Eliminate distractions¡ Make it interesting & interactive
Basics about fonts¡ AVOID ALL CAPITAL LETTERS¡ Use upper and lower case letters¡ Sans-serif fonts are easier to read¡ Italics are difficult to read¡ Use normal or bold fonts¡ Avoid overuse of underlines
Computers and Mistakes¡ Computers rarely make mistakes. Most computer mistakes are the result of l No procedures/directions. l Inappropriate processing instructions. Too Busy l Inaccurate l Glitches/bugs/errors in the program code. l Poor systems design. Types of computer- related mistakes
Common computer errors¡ No procedures/directions¡ Inappropriate processing instructions Focused¡ Inaccurate¡ Glitches/bugs/errors in the program code¡ Poor systems design
Types of computer mistakes¡ Data entry or capture errors¡ Errors in computer programs¡ Handling files Focused¡ Inadequate control of output¡ Inadequate control of environmental conditions
Simplify¡ Use few colors¡ Use limited fonts and styles¡ Use numbers for lists with sequence¡ Use few transitions¡ Limit the use of sound¡ Design your own template or edit one
Simple exponential smoothing St = ά At + (1-ά)St-1 ά =judgment factor (.1-.3) St = new forecast At = last demand St-1 = last forecast New forecast = judgment factor (last year’s actual) +(1-judgement factor) (last year’s budget)
Simple exponential smoothing St = ά At + (1-ά)St-1 ά =judgment factor (.1-.3) St = new forecast At = last demand St-1 = last forecast
Learning StylesThe analytical learning style tends toview information as bounded, objective,and isolated. The relational learningstyle views information as embedded ina larger context and as inherentlyunbounded and subjective. Cohen, 1969
Two Learning StylesThe analytical learning style tends to view information as bounded, objective, and isolated.The relational learning style views information as embedded in a larger context and as inherently unbounded and subjective. Cohen, 1969
Learning Styles Analytical Relational Focus on detail. Focus on global. Impersonal materials. Social contexts. Abstract ideas. Verbal presentation. Relevance unnecessary. Relevance important. Independent opinion. Consider other opinions. Sequential/structured. Improvisational/intuitive. Persistent regardless Need stimulating work. of interest.
Learning Styles• Analytical - Focus on detail• Relational – Total picture
TO SUMMARIZE¡ How we view information: l This view of information is how we view the world and its contents and then what we do about that information. l The logical view of information focuses on how we need to arrange information in the physical world and the virtual world.¡ This is a collection of information about the world and its surroundings.¡ The dictionary provides the structure by which we organize material and make sense of the world around us.
In summary…¡ Remember the basics – font, color¡ Use techniques to focus attention¡ Keep it simple¡ Organize information in chunks¡ Get rid of distractions¡ Keep the material interesting and include interactivity