The Effective Use of Visual Aids in the Classroom

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lathrop Room 299

Lunch served

Stanford faculty, students, post-docs, and staff

Limited seating; register here

We know that visuals aids have the potential to lift a lecture or a presentation to the next level - visuals can aid in comprehension and retention and help reach visual learners.  However, we also know that visual aids can serve as a distraction for an audience.  So how do we find that sweet spot where our visuals are maximally helpful and minimally hurtful?  In this workshop, we will discuss techniques for creating successful visuals and which visuals might work best in a given setting. While we will focus mostly on slideware, attention will also be paid to the effective use of alternative visual aids including white/chalk boards, handouts, props and in-class demonstrations.

Presenter: Trisha Stan, Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Event Sponsor: Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Contact Email: trishas@stanford.edu

Sponsors

Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Contact

randazzo@stanford.edu