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Instructional Design Principles for Slide Presentations Dr. Jacqui Cyrus School of Education
Slide Content <ul><li>One idea per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Present key points only </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid reading from sl...
Key Points <ul><li>Use ‘bullets.’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps text organized </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use key words or short...
Slide Design <ul><li>Allow plenty WHITE SPACE </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics where possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps th...
7  x  7 Rule <ul><li>1 one </li></ul><ul><li>2 one two </li></ul><ul><li>3 one two three </li></ul><ul><li>4 one two three...
Background <ul><li>Jewel tones are the best </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Darker blues, greens, burgundy and purples </li></ul></u...
Background Color Practice <ul><li>Menu ---> format </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to word ‘Background.’ </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Text <ul><li>AVOID USING ALL CAPS </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Captalizing Every Word </li></ul><ul><li>Use a natural style of ...
Text Size <ul><li>Minimum size should be 36 pt. </li></ul><ul><li>Titles should remain at 44 pt. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid f...
Text Style <ul><li>Plain Text </li></ul><ul><li>Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Shadow </li></ul><ul><li>Bold  and  Shadow </li></ul>
Graphics <ul><li>Use graphics to clarify a point. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT use an  unrelated  graphic. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
No Apologies! <ul><li>If you cannot read the  text ,  </li></ul><ul><li>If you cannot see the graphic, </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Sound <ul><li>Sound can be an asset. </li></ul><ul><li>Sound can be a distraction. </li></ul><ul><li>Use sound to emphasiz...
How to insert sound <ul><li>From Slide Show, select Custom Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Select Slide from slide titles </li...
Summary <ul><li>Make it readable. </li></ul><ul><li>Use 7 x 7 rule. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Ti...
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  1. 1. Instructional Design Principles for Slide Presentations Dr. Jacqui Cyrus School of Education
  2. 2. Slide Content <ul><li>One idea per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Present key points only </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid reading from slides </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Points <ul><li>Use ‘bullets.’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps text organized </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use key words or short phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Keep text left-aligned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content is easier to read. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Slide Design <ul><li>Allow plenty WHITE SPACE </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics where possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps the visual learner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use graphics sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Put one major point on a slide </li></ul>
  5. 5. 7 x 7 Rule <ul><li>1 one </li></ul><ul><li>2 one two </li></ul><ul><li>3 one two three </li></ul><ul><li>4 one two three four </li></ul><ul><li>5 one two three four five </li></ul><ul><li>6 one two three four five six </li></ul><ul><li>7 one two three four five six seven </li></ul>
  6. 6. Background <ul><li>Jewel tones are the best </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Darker blues, greens, burgundy and purples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Worst colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reds, black, and white </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Busy backgrounds are harder to read quickly. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background Color Practice <ul><li>Menu ---> format </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to word ‘Background.’ </li></ul><ul><li>From dropdown menu, select color </li></ul><ul><li>For 2 colors, select fill effects </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to one slide or all slides </li></ul>
  8. 8. Text <ul><li>AVOID USING ALL CAPS </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Captalizing Every Word </li></ul><ul><li>Use a natural style of writing </li></ul>
  9. 9. Text Size <ul><li>Minimum size should be 36 pt. </li></ul><ul><li>Titles should remain at 44 pt. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fancy or condensed lettering </li></ul><ul><li>The recommended styles: sans serif such as Geneva , Comic sans or Arial. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Text Style <ul><li>Plain Text </li></ul><ul><li>Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Shadow </li></ul><ul><li>Bold and Shadow </li></ul>
  11. 11. Graphics <ul><li>Use graphics to clarify a point. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT use an unrelated graphic. </li></ul><ul><li>Position the graphic carefully </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start on the left. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use animation to bring image up before or after the specific point. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. No Apologies! <ul><li>If you cannot read the text , </li></ul><ul><li>If you cannot see the graphic, </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>then </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>DON’T use it! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sound <ul><li>Sound can be an asset. </li></ul><ul><li>Sound can be a distraction. </li></ul><ul><li>Use sound to emphasize a point. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to insert sound <ul><li>From Slide Show, select Custom Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Select Slide from slide titles </li></ul><ul><li>Select Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Select Add Sound </li></ul><ul><li>These steps may vary according to OS. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Summary <ul><li>Make it readable. </li></ul><ul><li>Use 7 x 7 rule. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Time yourself and practice prior to delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Keep presentation to 5 minutes. * </li></ul>
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