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Using PowerPoint Differently When Teaching Online

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Using PowerPoint Differently When Teaching Online

  1. 1. Using PowerPoint differently online Patrick R. Lowenthal CU Online [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Death by PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Improving PowerPoint Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Everything Changes Online </li></ul><ul><li>Tools of the Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Death by PowerPoint
  4. 4. <ul><li>Peter Norvig -- http://norvig.com/Gettysburg/sld001.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Edward Tufte
  6. 6. Cognitive Style of PowerPoint
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Official: PowerPoint is bad for Brains” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bad PowerPoint: When is enough, enough?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ PowerPoint: Shot with its own bullets” </li></ul><ul><li>“ PowerPoint is evil” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Does PowerPoint make us Stupid?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ PowerPoint: Can software edit our thoughts?” </li></ul>
  8. 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tGq3tH4qSw
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ5dbUCu2Ug
  10. 10. <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>Tufte’s Problems
  11. 11. <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>Problems w/ Tufte
  12. 12. Improving PowerPoint Use
  13. 13. <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>Tufte’s Implicit Tips
  14. 14. <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>Rules of Thumb
  15. 15. <ul><li>6 x 6 </li></ul><ul><li>10, 20, 30 rule </li></ul><ul><li>Ignite </li></ul><ul><li>Pecha Kucha </li></ul><ul><li>Gar Reynolds Top 10 (Presentation 2.0) </li></ul>Other Strategies
  16. 16. Everything Changes Online!
  17. 17. I Have a Question ???
  18. 18. Online Imperative
  19. 19. Narrate
  20. 20. Add Content
  21. 21. Ways to Narrate <ul><li>1. Use PowerPoint 2. Use a PPT add-on (e.g., Adobe Presenter, iSpring, Articulate, Impatica) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a third party app (e.g., Adobe Connect, Jing, PhotoStory, MovieMaker, iMovie) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Lets Create this Document Together http://tinyurl.com/FLCpowerpoint
  23. 23. Ways to Add Content 1. Add More Text / Graphics to Body of the Slides 2. Add Notes
  24. 24. 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. Adding More Text
  25. 25. Adding More Text
  26. 26. Additional Things to Consider
  27. 27. Adding Interactivity
  28. 28. 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 
  29. 29. <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>Moving Beyond Static Text We need to think of ways to get students to interact and actively engage in their learning.
  30. 30. <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>Moving Beyond Static Text MS Producer is a good tool if you want to add audio and video to your slides. It is also free!
  31. 31. <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>Moving Beyond Static Text Articulate Presenter offers a seamless (but expensive) alternative to Producer. Also has quiz making tools.
  32. 32. <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>Moving Beyond Static Text Impatica is an easy tool to covert PowerPoint slides for the web.
  33. 33. <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>Moving Beyond Static Text PowerPoint can used to create learning games to engage students online
  34. 34. <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>Moving Beyond Static Text Digital stories can be an effective way to build teacher presence online.
  35. 35. Other Ideas?
  36. 36. Distribution
  37. 38. Patrick Lowenthal [email_address] www.slideshare.net/plowenthal

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