Upcoming Event: Tell and Show: Why and How to Use Images in Presentations
Tell and Show: Why and How to Use Images in Presentations
Date & Time: January 25, 4:10-5:30
Facilitator: Derek Bruff, Director & Rhett McDaniel, Educational Technologist
Format: Teaching Workshop
Audience: Faculty, Graduate and Professional Students, Post-docs, and Staff
Our brains are wired to rapidly make sense of and remember visual input. How might we tap into our students’ ability to think visually when teaching? What roles can photographs, illustrations, or graphics play in learning? A well-designed visual image can yield a much more powerful and memorable learning experience than a mere verbal or textual description. This session touches on both the theory and practice of using images. First, we’ll explore how you can use visual images to help your students comprehend and remember key concepts, understand complex information and relationships, and see the “big picture” in your course. Then, we’ll share recommendations for sources where you can find images to use in your presentations and demonstrate ways you can manipulate them to fit your needs. You’ll also learn about the common image file types and the essentials around image size and resolution. After attending this session, you’ll be able to create more visually useful presentations and think about ways to use visual tools as part of your class.
Check out a visual description of the workshop below.