Teaching PowerPoint

An interesting article provides an overview of some points to consider when teaching with Powerpoint.

PowerPoint Studies

November 13, 2009

CHICAGO — When Dianna Wynn starting teaching public speaking at North Carolina’s Nash Community College, PowerPoint wasn’t an issue. Nobody used it.

While Wynn said she feels “fairly competent now,” she said that she still has this “feeling tugging at me” that she doesn’t know “how to teach it well.” Judging by the standing room only audience at a session here at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Wynn has plenty of company. Fellow communication professors, especially those who teach public speaking, said that they were not satisfied with their lesson plans on the subject or with the way most of their colleagues use the ubiquitous technology.

Full article available at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/11/13/powerpoint

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