More than 400 million copies of PowerPoint are in circulation and  about 20 and 30 million PowerPoint-based presentations ...
<ul><li>To appear at a meeting without PowerPoint would be unwelcome and vaguely pretentions, like wearing no shoes. </li>...
PowerPoint is a drug?
 
 
 
Metaphors: approaches to teaching <ul><li>the transfer conception : knowledge is a commodity to be transferred from one ve...
 
 
<ul><li>Are presenters concentrating more on formatting slides because it’s more fun to do than to concentrate on what is ...
 
 
The role of the Instructor
<ul><li>What do we do if an unplanned, yet, fruitful, discussion demands that a PowerPoint presentation be stopped dead in...
Where should PowerPoint stand?
 
Orality, visuality, and literacy <ul><li>Incidental stagehand </li></ul><ul><li>Irrespective of discipline, learning objec...
 
 
 
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  1. 1. More than 400 million copies of PowerPoint are in circulation and about 20 and 30 million PowerPoint-based presentations are given around the globe each day You are not welcome because you are not wearing shoes?
  2. 2. <ul><li>To appear at a meeting without PowerPoint would be unwelcome and vaguely pretentions, like wearing no shoes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PowerPoint is a drug?
  4. 7. Metaphors: approaches to teaching <ul><li>the transfer conception : knowledge is a commodity to be transferred from one vessel to another, a concept consistent with Reddy’s conduit metaphor (1993); </li></ul><ul><li>the shaping conception : teaching is usually directed to developing the minds of students; </li></ul><ul><li>the travelling conception : the teacher leads students into new territory and, in doing, so, gains new perspectives, too; </li></ul><ul><li>the growing conception : the teacher is a nurturer. </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>Are presenters concentrating more on formatting slides because it’s more fun to do than to concentrate on what is going to say? </li></ul><ul><li>How educators can convert the generally positive disposition of students to PowerPoint into significant better learning and performance? </li></ul>
  6. 13. The role of the Instructor
  7. 14. <ul><li>What do we do if an unplanned, yet, fruitful, discussion demands that a PowerPoint presentation be stopped dead in its track? </li></ul><ul><li>Must a pre-planned schedule be followed rigidly because “no matter what, get through all the slides”? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the PowerPoint slideshow become the curriculum? </li></ul>
  8. 15. Where should PowerPoint stand?
  9. 17. Orality, visuality, and literacy <ul><li>Incidental stagehand </li></ul><ul><li>Irrespective of discipline, learning objectives, and type of learners </li></ul>

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