PowerPoint: Want to Enhance Learning? Fix Your Slides! (CTE7507)Export this event to calendar

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Facilitator: Christine Zaza (Centre for Teaching Excellence), Jason Thompson (Centre for Teaching Excellence)
Location: MC 2036


According to cognitive scientist, Dr. Joe Kim, the single more effective way to enhance student learning is to fix your slides. In this workshop participants will learn how to design effective and engaging slide presentations based on cognitive theories and multimedia learning principles. Prior to the workshop, registrants will be asked to submit one of their own slide presentations to work on during this hands-on session.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify principles of effective slide design
  • Apply those principles to their own slides


Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (cte@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1