The past few months have seen a resurgence of calls to ban PowerPoint in lectures. Apparently, PowerPoint is toxic for education, and makes students stupider and professors more boring. Being a fan of PowerPoint, and less so of the traditional lecture, you can imagine my delight to read Jared Horvath and Jason Lodge’s recent sensible article that it’s not PowerPoint’s fault – you’re just using it wrong. Since lectures and, let’s face it, PowerPoint, aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, how can we avoid death by PowerPoint and make them work together?
You may have heard that PowerPoint Presentations aren’t accessible to students with a disability. While this may be true for some presentations, there are many things you can do that will not only improve the accessibility of your PowerPoint but also make it more engaging. Here a few things to keep in mind for your next PowerPoint presentation….