Using PowerPoint Online Patrick R. Lowenthal CU Online [email_address]
The  PowerPoint Critic Edward Tufte Cognitive Style of PowerPoint
Edward Tufte’s Criticisms <ul><li>Low resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet outlines dilute thought </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply...
Critiques of Tufte <ul><li>Focused on presentations—not learning </li></ul><ul><li>Blames the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Over-...
Tufte’s   Implicit Recommendations <ul><li>Use more visuals or give handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid bulleted outlines </l...
What did Tufte overlook? <ul><li>Additional Critiques of PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher centered </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Improving PowerPoint Use
Four uses of PowerPoint <ul><li>For presentations </li></ul><ul><li>To teach a face-to-face class </li></ul><ul><li>Comput...
Multimedia: Audio & Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM   Link to and embed an external file  Link to an exte...
Multimedia: Audio & Video Embed a local audio and/or video file
Some Rules of Thumb <ul><li>Should support learning objectives  </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid PPT templates </li></ul><ul><li>Av...
The Rules Change Online!
<ul><li>Two types of PPT presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Those who were meant to be online </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Those who...
Are your slides meant to be online?
<ul><li>If so, then you must ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Will I let them be? </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Or do they need to ...
<ul><li>In other words: </li></ul><ul><li>Will I let them be?  </li></ul><ul><li>Will they be asynchronous? </li></ul><ul>...
Any Questions?
Online Imperative 1. Narrate your presentation Or   2. Add more text / content
Narrating PowerPoint
Adding More Text
Adding More Text This slide is an example of what a PowerPoint slide online might look like: More content is better online...
Adding More Text <ul><li>More content is better online </li></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul>
Adding More Text
Adding Interactivity
The Rules Change Online This slide is another example of what a PowerPoint slide online might look like: Interactivity Whe...
Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Present...
Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Present...
Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Present...
Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Present...
Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Present...
Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Present...
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  • Agenda 7:00-7:05 Introductions 7:05-7:07 Ask what they think about when they think of PowerPoint (Chat 1 pod) 7:07-7:10 Talk about my background, how I came to do this, and the focus of the presentation 7:10-7:12 Ask what they hope to get out of the presentation (Chat 4 pod) 7:12-7:20 PowerPoint basics (Show slides) 7:20-7:23 How online changes things 7:25-7:30 Discuss the online imperative 7:30-7:35 Ask how they have narrated their powerpoint presentations (Chat 5 pod) 7:35-7:40 Show how to do it in Connect 7:40-7:45 Show how to add more text– both within in the slide and in the notes 7:45-7:55 Interactivity – show how to do it 7:55 - 8:00 Sharing PowerPoint – Slideshare, iSpring
  • More content is better online When developing PowerPoint presentations for online learning, the rules change. The number one reason is because your audience is now sitting right at a computer screen. Therefore, while the two central principles (i.e., sound instructional design and sound message design) remain important because learners often skim instead of read content online, the actual development of the PowerPoint presentation changes and becomes more like designing a webpage. Implications The number one way this impacts faculty is by the fact that one presentation cannot and should not be used for classroom and online courses—that is, unless you are going to include audio or video to supplement the slides.
  • More content is better online When developing PowerPoint presentations for online learning, the rules change. The number one reason is because your audience is now sitting right at a computer screen. Therefore, while the two central principles (i.e., sound instructional design and sound message design) remain important because learners often skim instead of read content online, the actual development of the PowerPoint presentation changes and becomes more like designing a webpage. Implications The number one way this impacts faculty is by the fact that one presentation cannot and should not be used for classroom and online courses—that is, unless you are going to include audio or video to supplement the slides.
  • Using Power Point Differently Online

    1. 1. Using PowerPoint Online Patrick R. Lowenthal CU Online [email_address]
    2. 2. The PowerPoint Critic Edward Tufte Cognitive Style of PowerPoint
    3. 3. Edward Tufte’s Criticisms <ul><li>Low resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet outlines dilute thought </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply hierarchical and linear structure </li></ul><ul><li>Fragments narrative and data </li></ul><ul><li>Preoccupation with format, not content </li></ul><ul><li>Decoration and phluff </li></ul>
    4. 4. Critiques of Tufte <ul><li>Focused on presentations—not learning </li></ul><ul><li>Blames the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Over-emphasis on content </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t offer any strategies to improve PowerPoint </li></ul>
    5. 5. Tufte’s Implicit Recommendations <ul><li>Use more visuals or give handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid bulleted outlines </li></ul><ul><li>Develop non-linear presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Use non-distracting backgrounds; avoid distracting images </li></ul>
    6. 6. What did Tufte overlook? <ul><li>Additional Critiques of PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher centered </li></ul><ul><li>Technology centered </li></ul><ul><li>Screen centered </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________ </li></ul>
    7. 7. Improving PowerPoint Use
    8. 8. Four uses of PowerPoint <ul><li>For presentations </li></ul><ul><li>To teach a face-to-face class </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-based & online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Student Assignments </li></ul>
    9. 9. Multimedia: Audio & Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM Link to and embed an external file Link to an external file (needs internet access)
    10. 10. Multimedia: Audio & Video Embed a local audio and/or video file
    11. 11. Some Rules of Thumb <ul><li>Should support learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid PPT templates </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using more than one level of bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Less is better: less words & fewer slides </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid distracting clip art or unrelated images </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid distracting slide transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Use CARP to improve design </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using all CAPS </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let PowerPoint control your teaching </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Rules Change Online!
    13. 13. <ul><li>Two types of PPT presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Those who were meant to be online </li></ul><ul><li>2. Those who had nothing better to do </li></ul>
    14. 14. Are your slides meant to be online?
    15. 15. <ul><li>If so, then you must ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Will I let them be? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Or do they need to be with me? </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>In other words: </li></ul><ul><li>Will I let them be? </li></ul><ul><li>Will they be asynchronous? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Or do they need to be with me? Will they be synchronous? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Any Questions?
    18. 18. Online Imperative 1. Narrate your presentation Or 2. Add more text / content
    19. 19. Narrating PowerPoint
    20. 20. Adding More Text
    21. 21. Adding More Text This slide is an example of what a PowerPoint slide online might look like: More content is better online When developing PowerPoint presentations for online learning, the rules change. The number one reason is because your audience is now sitting right at a computer screen. Therefore, while the two central principles (i.e., sound instructional design and sound message design) remain important because learners often skim instead of read content online, the actual development of the PowerPoint presentation changes and becomes more like designing a webpage. Implications The number one way this impacts faculty is by the fact that one presentation cannot and should not be used for classroom and online courses—that is, unless you are going to include audio or video to supplement the slides.
    22. 22. Adding More Text <ul><li>More content is better online </li></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul>
    23. 23. Adding More Text
    24. 24. Adding Interactivity
    25. 25. The Rules Change Online This slide is another example of what a PowerPoint slide online might look like: Interactivity When developing PowerPoint presentations online, it is important to recognize and take advantage of the fact that your learner is now able to interact with your presentation. Therefore, including URL’s, video, audio, games, quizzes, can all strengthen your presentation as a learning experience. Bandwidth The size of your files, images that you use, and any video components takes on new importance. As a general rule of thumb, it is hard to email anything over 4mb so you should strive to keep your PowerPoint presentations under 4mb. Home :: Week 1 :: Quiz 1 :: Week 2 :: Quiz 2 :: Week 3 :: Quiz 3 ::  Back | Home | Next 
    26. 26. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Impatica for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul>We need to think of ways to get students to interact and actively engage in their learning.
    27. 27. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Impatica for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul>MS Producer is a good tool if you want to add audio and video to your slides. It is also free!
    28. 28. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Impatica for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul>Articulate Presenter offers a seamless (but expensive) alternative to Producer. Also has quiz making tools.
    29. 29. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Impatica for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul>Impatica is an easy tool to covert PowerPoint slides for the web.
    30. 30. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Impatica for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul>PowerPoint can used to create learning games to engage students online
    31. 31. Moving Beyond Text <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>MS Producer for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Impatica for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stories </li></ul>Digital stories can be an effective way to build teacher presence online.
    32. 32. Patrick Lowenthal [email_address]

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