Classroom Electronic Communication Activities

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Teaching Electronic Slide Presentations

11/14/2008 - 10:00am
11/14/2008 - 4:30pm

This ISUComm workshop will explore the role of electronic slide presentations in both foundational and advanced communication courses. We'll start by focusing on the PowerPoint debate engaged by Edward Tufte and others. Then we'll take a broad curricular view, sorting out the competencies and learning objectives that best serve students in lower- and upper-level communication classes. We'll continue discussions over lunch (provided by ISUComm) and then in the afternoon share principles and practices—first with a presentation by Debra Satterfield, Associate Professor in Art and Design, on beginning principles of electronic slide design, and then by four doctoral students, Karen Gulbrandsen, Matt Search, Quinn Warnick, and Abhi Rao, who will share pedagogical strategies for teaching oral, written, and visual presentation skills in advanced communication courses. Those just starting out in PowerPoint or those with a specific PowerPoint project are encouraged to sign up for a hands-on practice session beginning at 2:45 in 420 Ross Hall, where tutors can work with you and answer your PowerPoint questions.

Please register for the conference by contacting Deanna Stumbo, ISUComm Foundation Courses Secretary (515-294-3516, isucommregistration@iastate.edu). Indicate if you plan to attend the luncheon and if you want to participate in the hands-on PowerPoint practice session (you may bring a specific PowerPoint project to work on if you wish). There is no charge for the workshop, lunch, or the practice sessions.

Workshop Schedule