This week, rewirED, CCNMTL’s seminar series about the intersection of technology and teaching, went on the road to Columbia’s School of Social Work (SSW). Michael Cennamo and Adrienne Garber, educational technologists at CCNMTL, presented “Lectures that Stick: Cognition Theories for Better Presentations” on February 19, 20, and 21 at SSW to small groups of faculty.
“Lectures that Stick” shows faculty and instructors how effective digital presentations can be created using a combination of cognitive principles, design methods, and Web 2.0 technologies. Cennamo and Garber discussed educational theory and then demonstrated new ways of using established presentation tools like PowerPoint and more innovative approaches like Prezi and Voicethread.
Since Spring 2012, CCNMTL has offered rewirED seminars open to all Columbia faculty, staff, and teaching assistants, but this is the first time that sessions have been presented specifically for an individual school.
“We hope that more deans and departmental administrators will reach out to us to request tailored rewirED sessions for their schools and departments. The customization of session content and use of specific teaching examples within the School of Social Work made the material relevant and relatable, and most importantly, it fostered robust conversations during each seminar,” said Garber.