The evidence from learning science suggests that adding visuals to the text of instructional materials can help students learn better (Mayer 2001). If you are looking for a way to improve the usefulness of your lecture presentation slides, exploring ways to include visual explanations might be time well spent. I'll also present engineering educator Prof. Michael Alley's "assertion-evidence" format for presentation slides.
Dr. Jim Witte, Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences (ATLAS)
Jim is an instructional technology specialist for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, leading technology initiatives for faculty development. Jim has a PhD in German from the University of Illinois.
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