We invite Middlebury faculty to join us for a series of mini-workshops to kick off the fall semester! Workshop topics help you to explore digital pedagogy theory and practice in a number of ways, including designing assessments for learner variability, student-centered course design with Canvas, detecting and debunking misinformation on the web, and creating effective presentations. View other workshop descriptions and sign up to attend.
Cognitive Principles for Designing Effective Presentations
Facilitator: Shel Sax, DLINQ
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9:00-10:00 am PT/noon-1 pm ET
Location: Davis Family Library Room 230 (Middlebury, VT) and online via Zoom
Understanding how the brain processes information in working memory can make our presentations and teaching more effective. This session will introduce cognitive load theory and some of its implications and principles for the presentation of multimedia. We will examine some practical applications of this theory as it applies to presentation software, such as, Keynote and PowerPoint.