This is a lecture first, with visuals for support. Humans are incapable of reading and listening at the same time and will default to reading. If you want to be heard, make short bullets when you can.
Many OSU Ecampus students do their homework late at night, so it can be tough for them to stay focused when they see the exact same slide over and over. Pick a few different slide types when possible.
Visual elements require less cognitive energy than reading text, so present content uniquely with graphic elements (but not sounds or animations). We have included diagrams, lists, sequences, major points, and more.
We have a variety of different templates for you to use in your presentations. You may select a template from another college, but we encourage you to select one from your college because the templates were designed with each college’s students in mind. Select your college on the left to begin exploring!