Essentials of Slide Design Workshop

February 6, 2024
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Date: February 6

Time: 12:30p – 2:00p

Location: Farrell Learning & Teaching Center

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Overview: During this workshop, participants will learn fundamentals of slide design and presentation. If you have ever caught yourself mid presentation saying “sorry, I guess you can’t read that”, or realized that you had simply copied an article or text directly into a slide and then read it with your back to the audience, this session can help you avoid similar pitfalls in the future. We will discuss some principles of multimedia learning, the nitty gritty of slide construction (focusing on PowerPoint and keynote), and participants will have opportunities to practice and get feedback on their own material. For those who attended the Education Day 2023, this will be a more detailed interactive version of the roundtable session on Slide Design.

By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:
1. Display tables and other data from primary sources in a manner that maximizes learning. 
2. Construct visually impactful slide presentations utilizing concepts from Mayers principles of multimedia learning.
3. Avoid common slide design errors of illegibility, poor use of space, and inappropriate use of text.
4. Describe how to tailor your presentation style for different audiences and settings.