Session B2:
Lectures that Stick: Effective Presentations with PowerPoint and Beyond

Michael Cennamo
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

This session took an in-depth look at PowerPoint presentations and offered suggestions for improving their creation and delivery. By examining course and lecture presentations from a learner's perspective, the use of PowerPoint defaults (templates, bullets, animations, ClipArt) becomes a critical point of discussion: are they helping or hindering the learning process? Part one of this session looked at ways of making the ubiquitous PowerPoint software more effective in educational settings by understanding and applying concepts based on how we learn. Part two of the session focused on alternative presentation tools such as Google Docs, which take advantage of the power of Web 2.0 and can be used in place of PowerPoint.

About the presenter: Michael Cennamo is an educational technologist at CCNMTL. Michael manages CCNMTL's Faculty Support Lab in Butler Library supporting the education and technology needs of Columbia's faculty and instructors. Michael is a recent graduate of the M.A. in Instructional Technology from Teachers College. FULL BIO

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