Death to weak PowerPoint: strategies to create effective visual presentations
teaching resources, PowerPoint, presentation software, educational media, visual design
Strong PowerPoint presentations enhance student engagement and help students retain information (e.g., Susskind, 2005), while weak PowerPoint slides can lead to distraction, boredom, and impeded learning (Savoy et al., 2009). The authors of this paper became interested in improving their PowerPoint slides after observing several presentations that badly misused PowerPoint, and realizing that they made many of the same mistakes.
Schmaltz, R. & Enstroem, R. (2014). Death to weak PowerPoint: Strategies to create effective visual presentations. Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology, 5(1138), 1–4. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01138
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