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Designing with Contrast: 20 Tips from a Designer [With Case Studies] – Design School

Designing with Contrast: 20 Tips from a Designer [With Case Studies] – Design School | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Master contrast and spice up your designs like the experts.
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Not sure how to design with colours and shapes much? This is a great overview!

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7 Beautiful E-Learning Course Title Slides

7 Beautiful E-Learning Course Title Slides | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Leave the best first impression possible with these 7 beautiful e-learning title slide examples. Learn more.
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Need some explanation and inspiration of just why your presentation should have a 'front cover' title slide, just take a quick look here. 

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Let's ban PowerPoint in lectures – it makes students more stupid and professors more boring

Let's ban PowerPoint in lectures – it makes students more stupid and professors more boring | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Reading bullet points off a screen doesn't teach anyone anything.
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This article describes why banning PowerPoint slides in higher education has worked. 

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Edward Tufte forum: PowerPoint Does Rocket Science--and Better Techniques for Technical Reports

Edward Tufte forum: PowerPoint Does Rocket Science--and Better Techniques for Technical Reports | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
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In depth look at the science and use of PowerPoint to discuss very important information at NASA about the Columbia space shuttle. It looks in-depth at the use of text and muliti-level bullets and how this can mis-lead. 

This is a technical piece, not a quick, easy, overview. 

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Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer

Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Over 70 faculty, students and staff joined HILT on Monday, May 5 in Sever Hall for a talk by featured guest Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Typographic Techniques: Part One – Design School

Typographic Techniques: Part One – Design School | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Get familiar with fonts! Create beautiful, fluid and cohesive design solutions by trying these typographic techniques.
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Great tips on how to design text in your slides. 

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Getting Beyond Bullet Points (with audio)

This Slideshare should be viewed *after* the previously published 'Getting Beyond Bullet Points (visuals only) Slideshare Why? Because I am using it as a befor…
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Great "points" from Craig about doing things better!

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You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee

It's not the program that sucks, it's you.
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Brilliant messages on how to ensure that you are creating outstanding presentations. Lively and to the point with some good references too.

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Slideloot's comment, March 18, 2015 1:56 AM
very nice designs. We have also written an article about "How a powerpoint can be a disaster." Being a designer, we have to keep in mind about the basic mistake.
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Overthinking Slideshare

Overthinking Slideshare | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
It seems to be that time of the year when every platform provider under the Sun is emailing me to tell me about my 2013 statistics

How many views my slides have had
How many bowel movements I'v...
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I like this short blog post from Craig as it questions not only the usefulness of end of year statistic posts, but also about how many slides and words there should be in presentations.

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A Guide to the Most Loved and Hated Fonts | Vandelay Design Blog

A Guide to the Most Loved and Hated Fonts | Vandelay Design Blog | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
The type used to communicate a message is every bit as important as the language used to do it. Different typefaces, or, in this digital age, fonts, signify different levels of sincerity, whimsy, or authority.
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Lots of detail here about fonts!

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Picture Superiority Effect

http://www.digitalsplashmedia.com A short, animated, infographic explanatory video to illustrate the picture superiority effect. The picture superiority effe...
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Use images!

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The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning

The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
During the past 10 years, the field of multimedia learning has emerged as a coherent discipline with an accumulated research base that has never been synthesized and organized.
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Detail on Richard Mayer's research about different ways information gets to us and how we process and remember.

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Picture superiority effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Picture superiority effect

According to the picture superiority effect, concepts are much more likely to be remembered experientially if they are presented as pictures rather than as words. According to dual-coding theory by Allan Paivio (1971, 1986), memory exists either (or both) verbally or "imaginally".

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It's important to understand that the right images aid memory.

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Learning from PowerPoint: is it time for teachers to move on?

Learning from PowerPoint: is it time for teachers to move on? | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Slideshows, when designed right, can be a useful part of online instruction. But they shouldn’t be the main, or the only, method of instruction.
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Great article based on lots of different research (most links are to the original books or pay-for research papers) about how not to use PowerPoint for learning (and any interaction and engagement) and also focuses on some high level things you can do. 

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How to Select Memorable Images for Your Content Marketing

How to Select Memorable Images for Your Content Marketing | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Visuals definitely aid memory. So let’s look at what makes an image memorable and how you can use that to your advantage.
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A fairly chunky piece with links to other research about images and colour for aiding memory. 

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PowerPoint Presentation Technology and the Dynamics of Teaching - Springer

PowerPoint Presentation Technology and the Dynamics of Teaching - Springer | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
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A long research article from 2006, urging people in higher education to critically think about how they use technology and to ensure engagement with their students.

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Giving a speech? Conquer the five-minute attention span

Giving a speech? Conquer the five-minute attention span | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
If you dread seeing audience members checking their phones — or, worse, napping — while you’re talking, consider putting these tips to work.
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Tips for short attention spans in presentations and how to use slides best. 

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The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations
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It's not just common sense or good design... it's SCIENCE!

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A Visual Guide to Type Terminology

A Visual Guide to Type Terminology | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
Fast-track your design education by getting familiar with fundamental typographic terms! Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in you
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Great little post helping us to understand more of the terminology around 'fonts'.

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STEAL THIS PRESENTATION!

NO MORE BORING POWERPOINT!!!!!!!!!
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Another great slideshare deck from Hesse Desjardins about how to create good slides yourself. Take some of the pointers and tips and links and start changing your slides today. 

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Brain Rules for Presenters

One of the best books I have read this year is Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. The applications for presentati…
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Fantastic slides about slides! About learning and some of the key points from Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina. Great summary of the book and what to do.

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Working with Cognitive Load

Working with Cognitive Load | PowerPoint Design | Scoop.it
When I first started working as an e-Learning instructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and...
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Short cognititive load blog post, looking at extrinsic and intrinsic.

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Picture Superiority Effect

http://www.digitalsplashmedia.com A short, animated, infographic explanatory video to illustrate the picture superiority effect. The picture superiority effe...
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Thoughts on redesigning slides to improve the visuals and help people take understanding from your presentation.

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ResearchBasedVideoGuidelines.PDF

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Great rules and concepts to apply to your online classroom.

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Multimodal-Learning-Through-Media.pdf

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Understanding images, text and different memory systems for helping you design your delivery.

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