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1 Classroom Presentations Terry Morrow Associate Director of OIR University of Florida

2 Presentation Options ä Computer Based ä Slides - 35mm ä Overhead Transparencies ä Chalkboard or Whiteboard ä On Line Course Materials (WWW) ä Real Time Software

3 Short List of References ä Presentation Suggestions ä The Presentations Kit ä Claudine Wilder ä Fifty One-Minute Tips to Better Communication ä Phillip Bozek ä Point, Click, Wow ä Claudyne Wilder & David Fine

4 Short List of References ä WWW Page Design ä Universal Web Design ä Crystal Waters ä Designing Web Graphics ä Linda Weinman

5 Short List of References ä General Design ä Design of Everyday Things ä Donald Norman ä The Non-Designers Design Book ä Robin Williams ä Multimedia Presentation Design ä Greg Bandy

6 Basic Assumption Use technology only when it contributes to the message you are delivering

7 Advantages of Electronic Presentations ä Ease of making changes ä Visual effects can be effective ä Flexible sequencing ä Smooth transitions ä On-Line material access ä Make resources available to students

8 Fair Use Guidelines The guidelines seek to provide a roadmap for educators, scholars and students to follow when developing educational multimedia projects using portions of copyrighted works under fair use rather than by seeking permission. Find resources on the WWW

9 Instructor’s Toolbox ä Productivity Tools ä Presentation Software ä Existing Courseware ä Custom Courseware ä Any Time / Any Place

10 Productivity Tools ä Productivity Tools ä Word Processors ä Data Bases ä Graphics Packages

11 Presentation Tools ä Traditional Presentations ä Higher Level Presentation Tools

12 Traditional Presentations ä PowerPoint ä Persuasion ä Astound ä Harvard Graphics ä Many Others

13 Higher Level Presentation Tools ä Macromedia Director ä Authorware ä Java & Java Script

14 Design Considerations ä Background ä Text ä Animations ä Clip Art ä Sequencing ä Transitions

15 Existing Courseware Software witten for general puposes which can be used for in-class presentations. Modeling software is a good example.

16 Custom Courseware Software written for a particular class or discipline.

17 Any Time / Any Place ä Used for Asychronous Learning ä WWW ä Learning Space ä Lotus Notes ä First Class ä Front Page ä Chat Software ä Video Conferencing

18 Presentation Packages

19 Backgrounds ä Color ä Gradient ä Type

20 Text ä Font ä Size ä Color ä Style

21 Background & Font Interaction ä Consider Projection System Characteristics ä Consider Room Conditions ä Preview in Classroom if Possible

22 Background & Font Interaction ä Consider Projection System Characteristics ä Consider Room Conditions ä Preview in Classroom if Possible

23 Background & Font Interaction ä Consider Projection System Characteristics ä Consider Room Conditions ä Preview in Classroom if Possible

24 Background & Font Interaction ä ä Consider Projection System Characteristics ä ä Consider Room Conditions ä ä Preview in Classroom if Possible

25 Slide Builds ä Consider Effect Desired ä Are all points to be remembered? ä Don’t fade prior points in most cases ä Effects may be distracting

26 Slide Transitions ä Use sparingly ä Don’t use all that are available

27 Use Clip Art Sparingly ä Don’t lose the message by too much “cuteness”

28 Charts Can Be Very Effective ä Import spreadsheets ä Create directly ä Animate sometimes

29 Graphics Files ä Beware of sizes ä Beware of copyright ä Formats vary ä Check on dual platforms

30 Digital Movies ä Files may be large ä Formats vary ä Use only if helpful ä Resolution varies

31 Presentation Software Summary ä Powerpoint is entry level solution ä Other packages may offer advantages ä Look for dual platform compatibility ä Use packages easily transferred to WWW

32 Presentation Pitfalls ä Laser pointers may be a problem ä Use proven color combinations ä Get feedback from your students ä Use multiple media ä Have a contingency plan

33 Thank You for Your Attention

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