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11 May

New video below on how to make a great PowerPoint presentation using the Assertion Evidence model. Also included 2 design tips and some other ways to present other than PowerPoint using Prezi, Haikudeck and the new Microsoft Sway. Using the assertion evidence way of making slides can lead to better comprehension, deeper learning and less sleeping during your presentation. So watch the video or see the further reading below to learn more.



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Alley, M., & Neeley, K. A. (2005). Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides: A Case for Sentence Headlines and Visual Evidence. Technical Communication, 52(4), 417-426.
Garner, J., & Alley, M. (2013). How the Design of Presentation Slides Affects Audience Comprehension: A Case for the Assertion–Evidence Approach. International Journal of Engineering Education, 29(6), 1564-1579.
Garner, J. K., & Alley, M. (2011). PowerPoint in the psychology classroom: lessons from multimedia learning research. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 10(2), 95-106.
Garner, J. K., Alley, M., Gaudelli, A. F., & Zappe, S. E. (2009). A Cognitive Psychology Perspective.
Rabinowitz, E., Kernodle, M. W., & McKethan, R. N. (2010). The Effective Use of PowerPoint to Facilitate Active Learning. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 81(5), 12-13,16.


Another great video on the Assertion Evidence model:

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Music: CCo Outer Orbit by Revolution Void

Jason Johnston