The Use and Abuse of PowerPoint

Wiebke Deimling, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Tuesday, October 16 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center, room 305

Summary: Slides can be a great support for lectures and class discussion. Images can help us make examples more vivid, diagrams can help us organize complex material, and after class we can easily share all of this with our students and have it readily available for the next class. But all of us have sat through cringe-making, yawn-inducing, and confusion-creating PowerPoint presentations as well. This workshop will discuss the different functions that slides can fulfill (illustration, props for lecture and discussion, summary and organization of content, review material for students), focusing on ways to use PowerPoint effectively to help students learn. It will also point to different software options (PowerPoint, its alternatives and software supplementing PowerPoint). Please bring your laptop for a hands-on experience.

Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for participants in TA Training.