GET WITH THE TIMES! USING POWERPOINT AND PREZI FOR LECTURE DELIVERY

Hillary Potter, Professor of Sociology

PowerPoint has been utilized for many years to deliver classroom lectures, but there remains resistance by some instructors who contend that PowerPoint is a distraction and students do not really listen to what the instructor is saying. College students also sometimes find themselves frustrated with PowerPoint lectures, which affect their learning and understanding of course material. This interactive workshop, intended for both novices and seasoned PowerPoint users, will demonstrate and explore effective ways to use PowerPoint and Prezi, a recent technological addition to presentation media. Prezi is a web-based presentation tool that is created on a “canvas” rather than on “slides” as with PowerPoint. Prezi allows better incorporation of visual and audiovisual media than PowerPoint, and allows for a non-linear exhibition of concepts. Workshop attendees will need to bring a laptop and about 10 minutes of a lecture to be developed into a PowerPoint and/or Prezi presentation.

Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:30-4:00 pm

This event will be held in ATLAS 200.

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