Tuesday, 12 June 2007

powerpoint or not, humour or not in eLearning

A reoccuring topic in our institute is whether or not humour is a functional tool in eLearning and whether or not Powerpoints can be used in eLearning.

As a stand-up-edian, I am of course all in favor for humour as a tool to engage the students mind. A classic example in why engaging the student is very important can be found in the movie Ferris Bueller's day off on YouTube.

For those who doubt if humour can add to the learning process:
This example has been used by Donald Clark manager and learning specialist.

Powerpoint discussion: there has been a long discussion on the use of powerpoint in eLearning, the latest in that discussion.
If you want to know more about the discussion on the use of powerpoints.

Written by eLearning specialist Tony Karrer.