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Effective Handout

  1. 1. Jamalludin Harun Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  2. 2. EFFECTIVE HANDOUTS: USING POWERPOINT TO GUIDE STUDY AND ENCOURAGE ACTIVE PREPARATION Jamalludin Harun Department of Educational Multimedia, Faculty of Education, UTM
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION A well-designed handout: 01 clarifies the topic being discussed 02 prevents student distractions. 03 saves you the trouble of trying to portray time-consuming detail
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION A well-designed handout: 04 makes errors in note-taking less likely, giving students a reliable reference for learning 05 frees up time for other learning activities.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Give the handout available prior to class . </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to preview the content of the session's lecture ahead of time - they can prepare for class . </li></ul>WHY GIVE HANDOUT…???
  6. 6. <ul><li>Handing students copies of your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about this??? </li></ul>WHY GIVE HANDOUT…???
  7. 7. WHY GIVE HANDOUT…??? Many instructors reluctant to distribute handouts of PowerPoint presentations prior to class…. 1 fail to attend the class 3 fail to develop good note taking skills 2 won't pay attention
  8. 8. <ul><li>When used appropriately, PowerPoint handouts can improve student learning by: </li></ul><ul><li>structuring study time </li></ul>WHY GIVE HANDOUT…???
  9. 9. <ul><li>When used appropriately, PowerPoint handouts can improve student learning by: </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging critical thinking </li></ul>WHY GIVE HANDOUT…???
  10. 10. <ul><li>When used appropriately, PowerPoint handouts can improve student learning by: </li></ul><ul><li>preparing students for lecture </li></ul>WHY GIVE HANDOUT…???
  11. 11. <ul><li>When used appropriately, PowerPoint handouts can improve student learning by: </li></ul><ul><li>providing opportunities for active learning </li></ul>WHY GIVE HANDOUT…???
  12. 12. <ul><li>AVOID giving handouts that simply duplicate your in-class presentation </li></ul><ul><li>What we should do ??? </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
  13. 13. <ul><li>How to encourage student learning in handouts of PowerPoint??? </li></ul>BEST WAY TO GIVE HANDOUT…???
  14. 14. <ul><li>think carefully about what part of your lecture you want to make available for students either before or after class. </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
  15. 15. <ul><li>Provide a skeletal outline or study guideline </li></ul><ul><li>of the lecture content or a list of questions to be discussed in class. </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
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  19. 19. <ul><li>leave blank slides that students fill in while studying </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
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  22. 22. <ul><li>Provide slides that ask questions </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
  23. 23. <ul><li>Provide slides that ask students to fill in information at various points. </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
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  26. 26. <ul><li>Leave blanks that students fill in during class. </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
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  31. 31. <ul><li>Understanding Checks </li></ul><ul><li>cue students to stop and process information while they're studying </li></ul>EFFECTIVE HANDOUT
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  34. 34. <ul><li>There is no “best” way to use PowerPoint handouts. </li></ul>TIPS WITH HANDOUT
  35. 35. <ul><ul><li>Distribute a handout before class (using the strategies we've discussed), and another copy of the lecture presentation during class </li></ul></ul>TIPS WITH HANDOUT
  36. 36. <ul><ul><li>Provide an outline * of your lecture content via handout.* </li></ul></ul>TIPS WITH HANDOUT * you can encourage students to take notes on what's important–application, synthesis, evaluation–not on simply writing down what appears on the slide
  37. 37. <ul><ul><li>Structuring the lecture with opportunities to pause and poll students , you'll insure that you stop at critical points to change the pace and format of the presentation . </li></ul></ul>TIPS WITH HANDOUT
  38. 38. <ul><li>PowerPoint has two options that give you more flexibility to include additional supportive material: </li></ul><ul><li>Notes pages </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting to Microsoft Word </li></ul>TIPS WITH HANDOUT
  39. 39. NOTES PAGES
  40. 40. EXPORTING TO MICROSOFT WORD
  41. 41. www.jz-media.com Thank You

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