Better Slide Design to Support Student Learning

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Although the “chalk talk” isn’t dead, PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Presentations are some of the most frequently used instructional technologies. Whenever deploying technology in the classroom, it’s important to consider the why and how of your implementation, but many of us aren’t familiar with the evidence-based practices for effective slide design.

What information should go on slides and what should be left off? How many words is too many or two few?

During this session, we’ll discuss cognitive science and media studies findings that can guide our slide designs and lecture planning. Participants will have an opportunity to critique and improve example slides and explore templates that can facilitate effective slide design.

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