Electronic slideshow presentations are often faulted anecdotally, but little empirical work has documented their faults. Three studies reported here document psychological causes of their flaws.
Institute for Learning Practitioners's insight:
This excellent research article is a valuable resource for anyone concerned with delivering effective presentations.
The article summarises eight cognitive communication principles essential to perceiving, comprehending and remembering information, including 33 associated guidelines (corrolaries), and provides a list of 137 ways in which the principles can be violated when giving a presentation.
The article also summarises three research studies, the first of which revealed that PowerPoint presentations are commonly flawed (no suprise there).
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Corporate Learning functions are under pressure to deliver like never before. Yet studies have repeatedly shown that business leaders’ satisfaction with the work of their learning functions has remained as low as 20% for the past decade.
Geoff Rip's insight:
A great article on the challenges facing corporate learning and the five critical things that businesses absolutely must do to put things right and make learning work. They are:
Have you heard the famous expression: "How will you change the world, if you can't change yourself?". Probably, you have, but I want to ask you another question: "How will you motivate other people to learn, if you can't motivate yourself?
Geoff Rip's insight:
Sometimes we are so busy focusing on our programs and the needs of the learners, we forget to look after ourselves. This article has some good tips for keeping yourself motivated and inspired.
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