Join Faith Brill for an in-depth discussion in this video Teach adult learners in higher ed, part of PowerPoint for Teachers: Creating Interactive Lessons.
- [Voiceover] Many higher ed classrooms are fairly…grounded in a practice of transmitting information…via a one-way lecture.…Unfortunately, this doesn't necessarily…give rise to student learning.…Without interaction there can be a disparity…between what the instructor thinks he or she…has taught effectively, and what students…actually convey they've learned.…So in addition to the student-centered…learning activities we reviewed earlier in the chapter,…here are some other useful tips…for teaching in a higher ed classroom.…Encourage student to student discussion…whenever possible and you can do this…by posing a question and giving students…just a moment or so to interact with their neighbors.…
Ask direct questions to your whole group…to assess their understanding…and then offer feedback based on what they've told you.…In larger lectures, you could consider…using clickers to have students respond to questions.…And if possible, periodically pause your lecture…to include a more structured activity,…such as writing reflections.…
Join Faith Brill as she demonstrates how to create dynamic, student-centered, hands-on learning activities using PowerPoint. If you've used PowerPoint as a book replacement in the past, learn how to transition to using it as a tool, enhancing your instruction with discussion, activities, and multimedia. Get ready to try new techniques so you can embed these new approaches into your practice. This course helps teachers of any grade level, K–12 and higher ed, to move beyond passive teaching with bullet points to teaching with interactive lessons that engage students.
- Transition from traditional use of PowerPoint to dynamic use
- Use speaker notes
- Design effective teaching slides
- Evaluate and revise your classroom setup
- Create activities in PowerPoint
- Teach using games
- Organize your day and your curriculum