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Ban the Bullet-Point! Content-Based PowerPoint for Historians.

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dc.contributor.author Maxwell, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-06T22:37:25Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-07T21:29:18Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-06T22:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-07T21:29:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/19502
dc.description.abstract Powerpoint arouses many strong feelings, but the debate over the popular program typically pits advocates against detractors: fewer people discuss how PowerPoint should best be used in the classroom. Howard Strauss of Princeton University has observed that "a lot of the stuff that people try to do in smart classrooms is done badly," but University PowerPoint guidelines, with their lists of "dos and don'ts," appear mostly to be the work of IT professionals, not humanities instructors. Drawing on my own experiences lecturing with PowerPoint, I suggest in this article that historians should use the program to display primary sources. They should avoid using PowerPoint as a summary of lecture notes, and abandon bullet points altogether. This advice apparently contradicts conventional wisdom; at least it contradicts the advice given at several major research universities. I will provide some sample lecture slides to justify my approach and end with a brief list of technical hints on designing PowerPoint presentations for history lectures. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation Published version en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries p39-54 en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries 41(1) en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries The History Teacher en_NZ
dc.subject Pedagogy en_NZ
dc.subject Teaching tools en_NZ
dc.subject Lecture presentations en_NZ
dc.title Ban the Bullet-Point! Content-Based PowerPoint for Historians. en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 2103999 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 330107 Educational Technology and Media en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 430199 Historical Studies n.e.c. en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Journal Contribution - Professional and Other en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 430399 Historical studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder Society for History Education en_NZ

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