Tertiary teaching in New Zealand/Blended learning/Introduction to eLearning tools/Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
|Tertiary teaching in New Zealand|
|Unit 4: Blended learning|
|Introduction to eLearning tools||Objectives | Our Learning Management System – Moodle | Microsoft Word, Powerpoint | Multimedia | Your portfolio | Summary|
Many advocates of Open Education Practice would argue that we should not use Microsoft products, or any proprietary tools, for online teaching. Wayne Mackintosh has led the way in seeking to create an open environment in which developing countries, in particular, do not have to use proprietary tools like Microsoft Word, but rather use free software. Listen to Wayne introducing this concept here.
For an excellent presentation on the basic features of Microsoft Word, click here.
Powerpoint is only one tool to create presentations, but it is a good one with many design features - see here. Presentations can be shared on the internet by using Slideshare. Another presentation tool that has captured the imagination of many teachers is Prezi
What makes a good presentation? Well the very first, and most important factor, is KNOWING YOUR AUDIENCE.