Making sure all Learners Learn (new version)

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This an updated version of a presentation that I previously had on slideshare. It was designed to be given to a group of lecturers and post-graduate students at Hull University. It was designed as a …

This an updated version of a presentation that I previously had on slideshare. It was designed to be given to a group of lecturers and post-graduate students at Hull University. It was designed as a short introduction to a longer training session looking at the mechanics of how to implement the ideas it contains.

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  • 1. Creating PowerPoint presentations to ensure all learners learn
  • 2. More than 1 in 10 students do not learn from conventional PowerPoint slides
  • 3. You can design slides to help ensure all learners learn Dyslexic Partially sighted Colour blind
  • 4. Students with visual problems or dyslexia are disadvantaged by text-based slides
  • 5. You do not want to be erecting barriers to learning for anyone
  • 6. This class will look at breaking down the barriers to learning
  • 7. Barrier 1 Presentations are badly structured
  • 8. Most presentations are not planned well
  • 9. Key points need to be emphasized so that they are obvious
  • 10. Presentations need to be planned & structured before you create the slides
  • 11. Barrier 2 Slides are text-based ...if all your information is on the slide as text I hope you have read all of this by now....too late You cannot be accused of dumbing down... You can’t go wrong with bullet lists All my slides have lots and lots of text All slides should have lots of text Text is the best thing Text is wonderful don’t you think?
  • 12. Moving to a more visual slide design prevents overloading
  • 13. Ditch the bullet points and put the detail in the narration
  • 14. Make it a multisensory experience
  • 15. Barrier 3 Handouts are usually just print outs of the slides 21 st May 2008 Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6
  • 16. Use your notes pages to create your handouts automatically
  • 17. Make sure handouts are structured well Key Point Explanatory Points
  • 18. Make sure your handouts are available in advance Lecture/ Seminar Handouts on VLE
  • 19. YOU can easily break down these barriers
  • 20. ALL your audience will be happy and able to learn