CLONMEL HOTSPOT -- Whenever I prepare class notes for my online classes, I refer to essential readings, then distill my ideas by using PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Opera, askSam, Moodle, and the Oxford English Dictionary. I consider all these things to be integral parts of the instructional design process. In yet another mainstream story, the New York Times points out how people spend too much time with PowerPoint effects and not enough time preparing for engaging discussion. I lay the blame at the feet of the presenters and also with the attitude of the audience who permit the level of discourse to slide.
NYT -- "The trouble with Power Point"