Today we’re looking at the problems presenters run into when they use a template slide.
In an effort to create a more visually appealing presentation you may have selected one of the preloaded templates in your presentation software. Using a template is not necessarily a bad choice, but unfortunately most templates encourage you to create slides with much too much text, and as a result encourages you to provide more information than your students can consume.
Just think about it, when you see a text filled slide, are you listening to the presenter, or are you reading the slide? If you’re reading the slide, can you hear what the presenter is saying? When the slide changes, can you remember any of it?
Our slide template example
Let’s take a look at this slide template from a presentation on ADDIE. ADDIE is an acronym for an instructional design process model which many course designers use to guide the development of a course.