Saturday, January 31, 2009

Slide Shows... Obnoxious or Learning Tool

The following article/research study shows an uncorrelated relationship between showing slide shows in the memory (both short term and long term) but has evidence that suggests that slides advent the instructor's likability. Its long and all I read was the abstract, so I will not vouch for the experiment's accuracy ( it seems they only tested on a few teachers).

My Opinion:

I find learning is not benefited at all by slide shows if your an effective presenter, if any thing I can see it distracting users by creating two competing focal points. I find it distracting, true oration is more compelling.

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