Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

DOI

10.1504/IJIL.2011.038540

Publication Title

International Journal of Innovation and Learning

Volume

9

Issue

2

Pages

127-144

Abstract

The present study set out to examine what novice international graduate student presenters consider to be effective PowerPoint slide design practices and the extent to which these practices are in agreement with experts’ advice. The analysis focused on three main features of students’ PowerPoint presentations – organisation, style and typography. The general conclusion is that we can mostly rely on students’ intuitions concerning ‘relevance’ and ‘simplicity’ of PowerPoint presentation designs, but we should draw their attention to ‘consistency’, i.e., the systematic application of the organisation, style and typological features to their PowerPoint presentations.

Comments

This is the author's post-print, final version of the article published in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning:

Zareva, A. (2011). International graduate student powerpoint presentation designs: A reality check. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 9(2), 127-144. doi: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.038540