Resources for Effective Teaching
Whether using PowerPoint, overhead projectors, or other multimedia programs during class, this web page can help you to maximize the effectiveness of your presentation. From visual aids to speaking skills you can find an abundance of information that will improve how you communicate your message to students.
Links to OSET Resource Pages:
Delivering Impactful Lectures and Presentations- This link will take you to the 2007 Success in the Classroom presentation abstracts. From there, scroll down to page 15 to find a one page abstract offering suggestions on how to deliver impactful presentations; Len Kravitz, University of New Mexico.
Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: 4 pages describing the pro's and cons of faculty perspective, student perception, and how perception affects PowerPoint presentations. Also addressed are problems with PowerPoint templates and solutions for creating an effective presentation. References and additional links included; Valerie Thomas, University of New Mexico.
Workshops Related to this Topic (check the OSET events calendar for upcoming offerings):
Links to Other UNM Resources:
Tips for Effective PowerPoint Presentations: This page offers tips to maximize effectiveness and avoid pitfalls of PowerPoint.
"Basics of Using PowerPoint" - A 10-minute video tutorial by UNM English professor Tiffany Bourelle.
FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about effective use of presentation programs and will welcome you to watch them in their classrooms. Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.
Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.
Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
PowerPoint in the Classroom: This page offers instructions on how to use PowerPoint and add a multimedia zing to any classroom.
Engaging Student in Lectures: This site offers a Prezi about how to increase student engagement during presentations; Vanderbilt.
Resources for Better PowerPoint Presentations: This link takes you to a resource page compiled by the Kaneb Center at University of Notre Dame.
Active Learning with PowerPoint: Visit this tutorial to learn about how PowerPoint can be used to increase active learning in the classroom. This site also offers, examples of games that can be played using PowerPoint, and handouts; University of Minnesota.
Prezi: Tutorials on using Prezi to deliver presentations.
Essays on Teaching Excellence published by the Professional and Oganizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD):
PowerPoint: Possibilities and Problems. Eugene Gallagher and Michael Reder, Connecticut College. 2004-2005.