Abuse Of Power Point Rethinking Visual Communication In The College Classroom

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Presentation given in March 2009 dealing with abuse of PowerPoint. Offers five tips for suggested good use of PowerPoint.

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  • Abuse Of Power Point Rethinking Visual Communication In The College Classroom

    1. 1. March 2009 presentation [email_address]
    2. 3. The Abuse of PowerPoint: Rethinking Visual Communication in the College Classroom
    3. 7. technology PowerPoint abuse 5 tips
    4. 8. technology
    5. 15. PowerPoint
    6. 28. abuse
    7. 29. Powerpoint 2 problems
    8. 30. <ul><li>too much information </li></ul>
    9. 31. What not to do – Don McMillan http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = cagxPlVqrtM
    10. 32. Hume – problem of induction <ul><li>induction – reasoning from pattern of past observations. Never certain – next observation could be different. </li></ul><ul><li>Is true knowledge possible? Hume’s response – only probable knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, no certain knowledge is possible – science, philosophy not possible. </li></ul>
    11. 34. cognitive load theory
    12. 39. 2. unimaginative use of PowerPoint
    13. 44. http://norvig.com/Gettysburg/sld001.htm Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address
    14. 45. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZVFcagL1nsA&eurl=http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2008/03/when-slides-go.html J.F.K. Inaugural Address
    15. 50. 5 tips
    16. 51. 1. Keep it Simple
    17. 55. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci
    18. 56. Be remarkable – worthy of comment
    19. 57. Kumquat Festival
    20. 58. listening vs. hearing
    21. 59. space
    22. 60. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =M3Z386vXrt4
    23. 64. Heideggerian Phenomenology <ul><li>Heidegger recognized that inquiry about man is inquiry about ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>To interrogate ourselves, we must already have an understanding of what we are </li></ul><ul><li>We understand ourselves as an interrogating being </li></ul><ul><li>This leads to a conception of human reality ( Dasein ) that can be the basis of an anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>The anthropology can serve as a basis of psychology </li></ul>
    24. 65. consciousness - always consciousness OF something
    25. 66. Aristotle’s Understanding of Nature ( Physis ) <ul><li>Essential characteristic – The essence of something that makes it what it is. This essential characteristic is discovered by logos or reasoned speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Terminal and peculiar excellence of a thing: The developed form of that thing, its terminal excellence, the objective perfection of that things character-that is, its highest manifestation. The terminal and peculiar excellence of a thing is not necessarily what that thing actually is in its present condition, but how it ought to be in its perfected state. </li></ul>
    26. 67. potentiality vs. actuality
    27. 72. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Yz1-cPx0cIk Steve Jobs MacWorld 2008 90 minutes in 60 seconds
    28. 73. 2. Keep it Purposeful
    29. 80. 3. Keep it Creative
    30. 82. Don’t start with templates
    31. 87. Hume – problem of induction <ul><li>induction – reasoning from pattern of past observations. Never certain – next observation could be different. </li></ul><ul><li>Is true knowledge possible? Hume’s response – only probable knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, no certain knowledge is possible – science, philosophy not possible. </li></ul>
    32. 88. problem of induction
    33. 89. causality
    34. 91. Marxist Anthropology <ul><li>essentially an economic interpretation of history based on the works of Karl Marx and Frederich Engels </li></ul><ul><li>posits a materialist model of societal change </li></ul><ul><li>developed as a critique and alternative to the domination of Euro-American capitalism and Eurocentric views in the social sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>Change within a society seen as the result of contradictions arising between the forces of production (technology) and the relations of production (social organization). </li></ul><ul><li>Such contradictions are seen to emerge as a struggle between distinct social classes </li></ul>
    35. 92. Karl Marx 1818-1883
    36. 96. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost (1874-1963)
    37. 103. Seth Godin
    38. 104. http:// video.google.com/videoplay?docid =-7241610237795387644&q= seth+godin&total =109&start=0&num=10&so=0&type= search&plindex =3 Seth Godin “ Ideas that Spread Win”
    39. 105. 4. Keep it a work of high quality
    40. 106. Informative Speech <ul><li>Nature of Informative Speech </li></ul><ul><li>To Impart Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Engage Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Speech-Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Ideas </li></ul>E=MC 2
    41. 112. http://www.slideshare.net/jbrenman/shift-happens-33834 Another good example: Shift Happens http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =pMcfrLYDm2U
    42. 113. 5. Keep focus on a story
    43. 114. Fig. 1. Graph showing the mean fear belief scores before and after the presentation of positive, negative, or neutral information for the different social activities (means adjusted for FSSC—R scores). Panels show the data when a teacher presented the stories, when a peer presented the stories and when no information at all was given.
    44. 115. http://www.slideshare.net/chereemoore/meet-henry narrative used well Ethos Communications
    45. 116. technology PowerPoint abuse 5 tips
    46. 117. www.presentationzen.com
    47. 122. Note: The following slides contain material that might be use for future revisions of this presentation
    48. 123. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA101983111033.aspx http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/04/03/1175366240499.html http://extremepresentation.typepad.com/blog/2008/04/powerpoint-rese.html http://www.evidence-basedmanagement.com/guests/abela_apr08.html http://stone.web.brevard.k12.fl.us/staff/cottle/page4/page4.html
    49. 132. Fr. Lopez picture of me writing on the blackboard.
    50. 135. http://www.slideshare.net/merlinmann/inbox-zero-actionbased-email Merlin Mann @ Google Inbox Zero

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