PowerPoint has conquered the classrooms, the auditoriums and the boardrooms. This conquest seems to have spread like a virus displacing all other tools of communication. Sadly, in many cases, the use of PowerPoint has made teaching, lecturing and presentations rather boring, uninteresting and therefore less informative.
This depreciation of teaching and communication happens because of a misguided approach to the use of PowerPoint by many teachers and presenters who seem to think that a PowerPoint presentation is a collection of notes. Furthermore, it seems that the same teachers and presenters think they have the right, and almost an obligation, to hurl these notes at their innocent students, pupils and other listeners. The way in which PowerPoint is often used therefore kills creativity and blocs learning.
Sadly, this description of the use of PowerPoint is not an isolated case. The poor use of PowerPoint can be seen throughout the educational sector from preschools to universities. These bad habits are increasingly found in any country wherever electronic projectors are installed in lecture theaters, boardrooms and other meeting places.
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