thefourthman wrote:by using the same thing, i mean instead of going slide by slide they have the damn thumbnails on a giant screen in front of me. This technique varies from instructors scrolling through the thumbs and finding the one they want to make big, to scrolling through them while they discuss them... in other words not the one by one that the program is designed for.
Also, should "higher" education be succumbing to the ADD tendencies of the Xbox generation?
I think it is sad, to be honest. When I did my first degree, PowerPoint didn't exist. And overheads were used infrequently, and only by the most annoying profs.
I remember the pleasure of listening to smart people lecture for 60 or 90 minutes straight, without distraction.
Now, profs click on brightly colored pictures in a desperate and ultimately pointless attempt to hold students' attention. They aren't listening to me or anyone else -- they are emailing friends and posting on useless websites like this one.