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Using PowerPoint for Engagement
Workshop Fri Apr 28 10 – 11am
As chalkboards (or whiteboards) become increasingly obsolete, many instructors routinely
use PowerPoint (or similar programs) for class meetings. Yet, we all know that when
a PowerPoint deck is terrible, it can ruin a whole presentation; hard-to-read colors
or fonts on slides with too much text can detract from even the most engaging speaker.
In this workshop, guest speaker Eric Chiang will help instructors think about PowerPoint
as more than just a method of content delivery but as tool for actually engaging students.
For this workshop, the Center for Teaching and Learning and MacMillan Publishers are
pleased to host Eric Chiang, Associate Professor and Graduate Director in the Economics
Department at Florida Atlantic University, where he also serves as the Director of
Instructional Technology for the College of Business. The author of Economics: Principles for a Changing World, Professor Chiang has received FAU’s highest teaching award, the Distinguished Teacher
of the Year, as well as the Stewart Distinguished Professorship awarded by the College
of Business, among numerous other teaching awards. His current research agenda focuses
on the effects of online versus face-to-face courses and the power of visual learning.
Coffee and snacks provided.
* Graduate students are welcome to attend all CTL events, space permitting. If an
event fills up, GTAs will be moved to the waitlist in the order in which they registered.
Event materials: Presentation slides