PowerPoint in teaching – the verdict.

Following my midweek post on use of PowerPoint in teaching I got a few responses, which I’ve collated in a storify post (see Twitter feed for link).

I’m pleased to say that no significant objections were raised. Not having too many slides and not going too fast are obvious points, as well as the desirability of mixing up the use of PowerPoint with other things, like board work, etc. Specific topics, like teaching curly arrows and organic reaction mechanisms, were mentioned as areas that are not well covered by PowerPoint (where getting students to write down the mechanisms themselves is an important part of the learning process).

But, taking these reservations into account, the perceived anti-PowerPoint sentiments don’t seem to be there. That’s a relief, as I sort out my lectures for the remaining 4 weeks before the Easter vacation!

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