Purposes for Using PowerPoint. Why use PowerPoint? Recent study: Students place high value on PowerPoint in areas of learning and motivation (Tang & Austin) Does our use of technology in the classroom promote student learning? When is PowerPoint unnecessary?.
"When you overload your audience, you shut down the dialogue that's an important part of decision-making."
"When you remove interesting but irrelevant words and pictures from a screen, you can increase the audience's ability to remember the information by 189% and the ability to apply the information by 109%.”
Not always Your Friend
Readability: Basic Design Theory
Also known to graphic designers as “CRAP” or “PARC” Principles
•Every element should have some visual connection with another element on the page
Creates a clean, fresh, sophisticated look