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See What I Mean: Using Prezi for Non-Linear Presentations

Mar. 2, 2011—This is a guest post by Hillary Knudson, Vanderbilt Class of 2013 and political science major. The post is part of our spring “See What I Mean” blog series highlighting the effective use of visuals in presentations and lectures. I created my first PowerPoint presentation in 1999 for a research project on Ecuador. Since that...

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Upcoming Teaching Workshop: Interactive Lectures (Feb 16)

Feb. 9, 2011—Time & Date: 4:10—5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 16 Location:  CFT Workshop Space, Center for Teaching Facilitators: Manya Whitaker, Graduate Teaching Fellow, CFT Audience: Graduate and Professional Students and Post-docs Given that students have an attention span of around 15 to 20 minutes and that university classes are scheduled for around 50 or 75 minutes, instructors...

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9/30 Workshop: Lecturing

Sep. 23, 2010—Time & Date: 4:10—5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 30 Facilitator: Graduate Teaching Fellow, CFT Audience: Graduate and Professional Students and Post-docs In this session, we’ll explore both the “why” and the “how” of lecturing.  What kind of material is best presented in lecture?  What should you keep in mind when preparing and delivering a lecture?  What...

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8/20 Workshop: PowerPoint Makeover Clinic

Jul. 29, 2010—Time & Date: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 20th Facilitator: Rhett McDaniel, Educational Technologist Format: Teaching Workshop Location: Center for Teaching (1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd floor) Audience: New and Returning Faculty We have all experienced the pain of a bad PowerPoint presentation. And even though we promise ourselves never to make the...

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Episode 6 – Greg Walker on Teaching with a Tablet PC

Jun. 21, 2008—In this episode, we feature excerpts from an interview with Greg Walker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt. In this interview, Greg describes his use of a tablet PC as a presentation device in his mechanical engineering courses. Tablet PCs feature screens that can be written on with special styluses. Greg uses one during...

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