Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CITL listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL

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Theories, Strategies, and Tips to Improve Your Classroom Presentations: PowerPoint and Beyond

SpeakerChris Migotsky and Robert Baird
Date Jul 18, 2012
Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am  
Location 23 Illini Hall
Cost Free, but registration required.
Sponsor Technology Services-ATS and Center for Teaching Excellence
Contact Chris Migotsky
Phone 333-3490
Registration Registration
Event type Conference/Workshop
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PowerPoint, and other software-driven presentations, can be great visual aids for the classroom setting, but often they are created and implemented with little forethought. "Default" PowerPoint slides can stifle learning, demoralize students, and create a sub-optimal learning environment. Whether you are employing PowerPoint, Prezi, or Google Docs, you need to think about what we know in terms of learning theories, cognition, and student retention of material.

This session, co-facilitated by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Technology Services Academic Technology Services, will cover a bit of cognitive research regarding perception and learning while also providing general strategies and useful tips for interactive and engaging presentations. After this session, you should have the knowledge to edit your old presentations and create new dynamic ones that will foster a positive and productive learning atmosphere.

For more teaching information, visit our main CITL web site.  To join our CITL listserv, send an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL

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