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ERIC Number: EJ798403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Active Learning: A PowerPoint Tutorial
Gareis, Elisabeth
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n4 p462-466 2007
Individual or group presentations are common assignments in business communication courses, and many students use PowerPoint slides as audiovisual support. Frequently, curriculum constraints don't allow instructors much time to teach effective design and delivery of presentation graphics in their courses; guidelines in the form of minilectures or handouts often have to suffice. While some students heed the advice given, more often than not the guidelines don't stick, and presentations feature slides that are too text heavy, difficult to read, or otherwise less than effective. To involve the students actively and engage them more deeply in the learning process, the author designed an online tutorial that covers both the effective design and delivery of PowerPoint slides or similar presentation graphics. The tutorial consists of units that highlight specific design or delivery guidelines. The tutorial also provides advice on how to create an outline, delineates pros and cons of using PowerPoint, and lists further resources, including satirical and critical commentary on the medium.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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