Adding voice narration to a PowerPoint presentation can be an effective way to create online mini-lectures. Research by Richard Mayer ("Multimedia Learning") and others has shown that people learn better from graphics and narration than from animation and on-screen text. Narrated PowerPoint presentations can be put into a Blackboard site or other website and can be an effective tool for faculty teaching part of their course online. Best practices for creating a narrated PowerPoint include:
For more information on how to narrated a PowerPoint, view this narrated PowerPoint on creating a narrated PowerPoint. This narrated PowerPoint was created for the UWB Hybrid Course Development Institute held in 2010, but is applicable for developing narrated PowerPoints on a variety of platforms.
You can also check out headphones with microphones from the IT helpdesk.
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