This site has been set up for members of the Presentation Visualization Faculty Learning Community at the University of Georgia.
Sometimes it feels like teaching needs to be reduced to “Short Attention Span Theater” segments. How do we keep our students engaged? How do we prevent them from tuning out as we click to PowerPoint slide number 37, the 23 most important bullet points of this segment of the lecture? This FLC will explore the different methods of visual presentations used in classrooms and attempt to develop a set of best practices and examples to be shared across the campus. We’ll look at the most successful presentations each member has in their repertoire, critique them, and help them build better ones. From formatting to content to presentation style to software options, we’ll look at how we direct the student’s attention to the material and keep them engaged.
If you would like more information, please contact Mark E. Johnson at mejohnso at uga.edu. FLCs are sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and are open to all faculty to help improve their teaching and scholarship.