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Teaching with Technology 1 – Improving your Presentations

By Ben Audsley, Electronic Resources Manager

3.3
Language: English

This course is for you

Improve your presentations with the innovative use of Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Sway!

Do you want to enhance your presentations by adding interactivity, engagement and excitement – Well this is the right course for you!

By the end of this course, learners will be able to create amazing multimedia presentations which will enhance your audiences learning and viewing experience! The course is split into 2 main sections – Microsoft PowerPoint  and Microsoft Sway.

I will begin the course by guiding learners through improving their presentations using PowerPoint.  I will show learners how to add images, audio and video to your slides, as well as teaching learners about narration, annotation animations and transitions.

The course will finish by looking at Microsoft Sway, a digital storytelling app, accessed entirely online, that allows you to create and share interactive presentations, class materials and projects.  I will teach learners how to use sway, how to get the best out of the various design options and how to produce a professional, online presentation using Microsoft sway.

Throughout the course, there will be special example lessons that demonstrate the skills and techniques learnt in the course, and I will include real life practical examples, all of which are available for my learners to download.

So, if you are an Administrator, Manager, Teacher, Classroom assistant, Course Creator, or just a Professional interested in enhancing your presentations with the use of technology, why not sign up today?

Course overview - 16

  • Introduction to the Improving your Presentations with PowerPoint

  • Introduction to PowerPoint - Tour of Powerpoint

  • Introduction to PowerPoint - Basic Features

  • PowerPoint - Themes and Templates

  • PowerPoint - Adding Images to presentations

  • PowerPoint - Adding Audio to presentations

  • PowerPoint - Adding Video to presentations

  • PowerPoint - Adding Animations and Transitions to presentations

  • Recording your presentations

  • PowerPoint - Examples

  • Introduction to the Improving your Presentations with Microsoft Sway

  • Microsoft Sway – An Introduction

  • Microsoft Sway – Adding content

  • Microsoft Sway – Using Start from a Topic and Start from a Document Feature

  • Microsft Sway – Publishing and Viewing Presentations

  • Microsoft Sway - Examples

Meet your instructor

Ben Audsley
Ben AudsleyElectronic Resources Manager
I have worked in eLearning for over 9 years, and in IT and computing for over 16 years.   I began my career at the Workers Education Association, the largest provider of Adult education in the UK, as a support analyst before moving up to a Senior Support Analyst, involved in building networks and providing helpdesk support.   I then moved on to work as a Learning Technologies officer for Coventry University London Campus, and then a Virtual Learning Environment Manager during my 4 years at the Royal Veterinary College.   Presently, I am the Electronic Resources Manager at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University in London, England.   I have managed multiple eLearning projects throughout my wide and varied career, including a college wide migration from Blackboard to Moodle, creating new undergraduate online courses, managing Virtual Learning Environments, Creating e-learning content, Moodle training, learning design including MOOCs and SPOCs and pedagogical design of online courses.  I frequently identify and assess relevant learning technologies to extend and support teaching and learning, and plan and manage the integration of such technologies into the curriculum and into teaching practice.   I have regularly, throughout my career, designed and implemented a range of training, including student inductions, large scale teacher training, online training and individual training.  I am always interested in any Moodle or eLearning consultancy work - if you require this sort of service, please let me know.   In my spare time, I enjoy watching Football - I am a Chelsea fan, entering online competitions, playing with my cat Daisy (she makes a guest appearance in my courses!) and going out to the pub with my friends.