This year saw delegates from all over attend a joint conference – the 40th ARTDO International Leadership and HRD Conference and AITD National Conference. Speakers included Professor Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Dr Jane Bozarth, Dr John Wilson, Dr. Vinayshil Gautam and Les Pickett.
I’m a massive fan of PowerPoint (and Keynote) for e-learning – but not in the ‘death by PowerPoint’ way. I think we should chuck out the dot points and add images and videos. So in this post, I’m going to do a quick run through of some ways you can start to use PowerPoint to build engaging learning experiences.
In conversation recently, I overheard someone saying that they were having a hard time retaining students. So they decided that they were going to put more videos in their course. (I’m adding a disclaimer here is that this was an overheard conversation, so I can’t make comment on any of the other engagement strategies they used).
Ah the learning hierarchy of DIKW! Most educators should have been exposed to this class of learning models at some point or other. So why is it we find so many learning objectives that focus on knowing/understanding?
When the brief calls for quick turn-around, self-paced, instructor/facilitator-free – despite the question type and a well thought out scenario with great feedback – most learners are going to focus on what they’ve been taught to target since they started their educational careers: choosing the RIGHT answer.
Powerful people take up more space, they are more confident, more willing to take risk and more likely to participate in classrooms with their hands raised high and will actively contribute in professional discussions.