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Presentations for Librarians

A Complete Guide to Creating Effective, Learner-Centred Presentations

Recent research on learning from multimedia presentations has indicated that the current way many people prepare their slide presentations may actually hinder learning. Considering the ubiquity of the PowerPoint presentation in business and in education, presenters should be concerned whether or not their audience members are effectively receiving the information they wish to impart. This issue is of special import for librarians who teach, as they often must convey complex information in a very limited amount of time. Combining the best evidence on multimedia learning with real-world practical guidelines, this book aims to provide novice and expert presenters alike with the tools they need to ensure an effective, learner-centred presentation.

Paperback, 216 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-303-5


  • Individual chapters are well written and contain easily digestible amounts of information., Library Management
    …a useful contribution to ridding the world of poor presentations., Library Management


  • Part 1 Human learning and learning from presentations: How people learn: Human cognitive architecture and the learning process; Learning from presentations: 1) A bad experience; Learning from presentations: 2) A good experience. Part 2 Creating a learner-centred presentation: Introduction to the presentation process model; Getting started; Writing your script and creating your storyboards; Creating your slides; Creating effective hand outs; Integrating your script, slides and hand outs through practice and rehearsal; Delivering a successful presentation; Evaluation for improvement.


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