PowerPoints are springboards for the narrative and storytelling that underpins your learning and


Like constructivist approaches to learning and teaching, PowerPoints don’t tell it all. They inspire,

provoke and point to learning that is meaningful and relevant to learners’ needs.

PowerPoints should be prepared well in advance and integrated into your teaching. Prepare them

with the likelihood of reusability. For example, flipping the classroom, adding audio…

Strategies, Details and How To’s

Life After Death by PowerPoint

There are a multitude of resources for creating PowerPoints, ranging from tips for being awesome to

research-based evidence for promoting learning.

Learners may have specific needs that the RMIT Vietnam Accessibility Style Guide reminds us about


Your presentation style is important and corporate world colleagues have useful tips. Remember too

that your delivery is about good teaching that prompts learning

Keep in mind that students learn more when:

  • text is displayed in short chunks that can be easily read and comprehended (no more than 6
  • bullet points per slide, 20 point font)
  • a variety of ways to present information is used
  • learning modalities are mixed, ie spoken word with text or images
  • the PowerPoint structures learning and includes activities
  • simple cues such text size, bolding, italics, highlighted or shaded text boxes direct learners to important points
  • you expand and explain information rather than leaving them to read on their own
  • they are given the PowerPoint slides before the class for-slideshare pages/making-better- powerpoint-presentations/ powerpoint-presentation- tips-examples/

Resources and examples

Before and Afters (examples from Zaina)

Other examples, annotated?