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FridayLive! Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides

  • 29 Apr 2011
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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FridayLive!  

Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides

April 29, 2011 at 2pm ET - free to all.  

Presenters: Michael Alley, Pennsylvania State University

In the classroom, projecting presentation slides is often an  appropriate way to help students comprehend and remember  course information. Likewise, having students design and present
slides is often appropriate not only to foster learning about a  subject but also to gauge how much the students have learned on that subject. What many teachers and students do not realize, though, is that the way that slides are designed can greatly affect the success of those talks. Slide design not only affects how much the audience understands and remembers, but also affects how well the speaker prepares and delivers. In most classrooms, the presentation slides follow PowerPoint’s topic-subtopic structure―in other words, a topic phrase headline supported by a bullet list or by a bullet list and a graphic. This Friday Live session challenges the effectiveness of this topic-subtopic structure and introduces the assertion-evidence slide structure, which relies on a succinct sentence headline supported not by a bullet list, but by visual evidence: photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs, and films. This session provides theoretical and experimental evidence for this assertion-evidence structure and walks through the three key steps for its adoption.


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