Are you doing PowerPoint presentations all wrong?

Research out of the University of New South Wales in Australia indicates that maybe we've been doing PowerPoint presentations all wrong. A key finding in the research is that information coming at you in the written and spoken form at the same time is more dificult to process.  The attention getting quote from an article in the Syndey Morning Herald is "The use of the PowerPoint presentation has been a disaster," Professor Sweller said. "It should be ditched." A key piece of the research is that presenting solved problems helps the audience learn more effectively.

As a software development instrucutor for my company, TakeNote Technologies, I've always found that showing blocks of funtioning code to be an extremely effective technique for helping the audience learn/absorb the material quickly.

posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 10:40 AM Print
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