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ERIC Number: EJ1000695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Not Waving but Drowning: A Review of Tufte's "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint"
Kangas, Brian D.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v24 n3 p421-423 2012
"The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within" by Edward Tufte (2006) condemns the software for failing to help users achieve many of the goals of an effective presentation and instead offers a low resolution platform with a deeply hierarchical single-path structure capable of convening a trivial amount of information even over extended periods of time. A summary of his main objections, paired with a Whorfian perspective of how linguistic structure can influence thought, highlights how this ubiquitous yet largely unexamined technology, deeply intertwined with our educational system especially at the collegiate level, must be empirically evaluated relative to potential alternatives and supplements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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