For the teacher tired of watching his or her students drift off during the latest PowerPoint lecture, the Center for Teaching Excellence is putting on a workshop next month highlighting some best practices for lecturing with technology. Chris Migotsky and Robert Baird will put on “Theories, Strategies, and Tips to Improve Your Classroom Presentations: PowerPoint and Beyond” on July 18 in Illini Hall.
This workshop isn’t meant to push one form of technology over another, be it PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Docs, etc. Rather, the aim of Migotsky and Baird is to encourage teachers to think about what they know in terms of student learning styles and cognition – and how to keep that in mind when they design their classroom presentations. This workshop is a joint collaboration between the Center and CITES Academic Technology Services. Register (it’s free) here.