The Cure for Death by PowerPoint

Most of us use slideshows like PowerPoint or Keynote to accompany our lectures and illuminate our points. But what principles and habits are we following when we write our slideshows? Are we showing students the right information, in the right way, at the right time?

In this workshop, you’ll design slideshows to match your teaching goals to students’ learning needs. You’ll critique some slideshows that just don’t work. You’ll learn about some features of these two programs, like text animations and embedded media. And you’ll learn how slides can tell stories and provoke conversations, not just deliver information

Michael Ullyot is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary, specializing in early modern literature and the digital humanities. He has published articles on anecdotes, abridgements, and Edmund Spenser. His current projects include a monograph on the rhetoric of exemplarity, and a computer program that detects rhetorical figures of repetition and variation in literary texts. 

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January 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Learning Studio D (TI 140)
Guest Facilitator(s) 
Michael Ullyot, Associate Professor, Department of English
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No Cost
Event Category 
Educational Development
Workshop for 
Academic Staff

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