Personalising presentations:Engaging the audience. Dr Fred Murphy University of Salford
The problemO Death by PowerPoint (Tufte, 2006)O Monotonous format/deliveryO RelevanceO OwnershipO Different learning stylesO So how much information do students retain during a lecture ?
O http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/02/26/the- learning-pyramid/
Reflection: how do I know they have learnt, how do I measure it?O ‘relatively permanent change in behaviour withO behaviour including both observable activity andO internal processes such as thinking, attitudes andO emotions.’ Burns (1995,p99)O Teaching is a performance and learning has taken place if the performance has been understoodO (UKPSF, 2011) (Goffman,1959)
Traditional solutionsO Technology O CommunicationO Font size skillsO Background(Raffensp O Pace and tone erger, 2005) O Eye contactO Slide transitions O Length/timingO Prezzi O EnthusiasmO Twitter (Copeland,2012) O QuestionsO Clickers O Feedback
Animation/synthetic interviews (Marinell,1997)O http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/139634 41/atl-2012-projectO http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/137413 55/profileO Initial feedback in induction week- Very good
Further workO Develop personalised lectures with a small cohort of students on a Postgraduate module entitled: Publishing and presenting. Feb, 2013.O Assess the most engaging/effective methodsO Utilise these in lectures in semester 2 and gain student feedbackO Write up the project for a peer review journal
ReferencesO Abram. S Learning Pyramid accessed 16/11/2012 http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/02/26/the-learning-pyramidO Burns. R (1995) The Adult Learner at Work. Sydney:Business and Professional Publishing.O Copeland (2012) Researchers Use Twitter-Bots To Increase Human-To-Human Interaction By 43%O http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/researchers_use_twitter-bots_to_increase_human-to- .phpO Goffman. E.(1959) The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, University of Edinburgh Social Sciences Research Centre. Anchor Books editionO Marinell.D. (1997) Synthetic Interviews. Science and Health Post Gazette. Pittsburgh.O Raffensperger J (2005) Creating an effective PowerPoint presentation.O http://it.chass.ncsu.edu/training/MSPowerPoint/Tips/tips.html (accessed 28/10/12)O ToondoosO www.Toondoos.com (accesses 28/10/12O Tufte, E., (2006 )The cognitive style of PowerPoint: pitching out corrupts within. Cheshire, Conn.:O Graphics PressO XtranormalO Xtranormal.com (accessed 27/10/2012)
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