Instructor Guide - Lesson Nine

Lesson Title- Presentation design

Course- EDU 102 FV    
Instructor- Anthony Foster    
Lesson Goal- Students will learn basic design for non designers as applied to instructional media development.    

Terminal Objective

J1. Students, when given theoretical constructs defining best practices, will construct a unit lesson plan incorporating those theories into practical usage. Unit will cover one hour of instructional time.

Objective Type: Terminal

K1. Students, when given the appropriate web content creation tools, will collaboratively create an online learning environment.

Objective Type: Terminal


Desired Learning outcomes

Learning Objectives

To introduce students to powerpoint as a production and presentation tool


Core software Powerpoint  
Equipment Data Projector / computers  
Materials Online resources, floppy disks  
Time Required 2 hours 30 minutes  
Location SS112  
Synopsis of Lesson Students are given a tour the capabilities of Powerpoint and a lesson on design for non designers  

Lesson Plan

Desired Learning Outcomes Student Activity Instructor Activity
Introduction Time:5 minutes

Students listen.



Overview of the nite's offerings


Body Time:1 hour 55 minutes

A1. Students, when given writing assignments, will utilize Office and Blackboard to complete 100 percent of those assignments.

Objective Type: Enabling


I1. Students, when given the presentation assignment, will learn Powerpoint to the degree necessary to enable them to create a ten slide presentation.

Objective Type: Enabling

SStudents take notes on presentation

Students use PPT templates and wizards

Save files to floppy disks


Instructional Design Best Practices (web focus)

  1. Motivate the Learner
  2. Identify What is to be Learned
  3. Build on Prior Knowledge
  4. Require Active Involvement
  5. Provide Feedback
  6. Test

Instructional Design Best Practices

  1. Provide Learning Activities
  2. Provide Resources
  3. Use Group Projects
  4. Provide Multiple Perspectives
  5. Utilize Web Communications
  6. Journalling

Theory to Practice Basic Design Issues

  1. Design in Landscape mode
  2. Keep headers 6 words or less
  3. No more than 3 clicks to destination
  4. Provide Instructor contact info
  5. Orient students to site u KISS
  6. Provide landmarks for context
  7. Make interface scaleable

Other Basic Issues

  1. Minimize scrolling
  2. Keep links current
  3. Design on paper first (lo-fi prototyping)
  4. Provide Instructor contact info
  5. Build in advance u Optimize graphics
  6. Validate code
  7. Always have Plan B available

Other Basic Issues

  1. Use consistent layout throughout site
  2. Templates are GOOD
  3. Use metaphors and choose theme
  4. Avoid too many fonts
  5. Limit graphics or cluster
  6. Think of text as a design element
  7. Design for output:projected or onscreen
  8. Will it be printed?

Other Basic Issues

  1. Flowchart site
  2. Design once, dupe and customize
  3. Use quizzes/ feedback to build mastery skills
  4. Threaded discussions are easier than e-mail
  5. Simplify use of color
  6. Use theme to unify pages
  7. Beware of copyright issues
  8. Beware of massive filesizes

A Word to the Wise

  1. Start out simple
  2. If it works on paper it will fly
  3. Leverage existing resources

Keep it Simple

  1. Chunk content into manageable pieces
  2. Pay attention to student feedback
Conclusion Time:30 minutes



Alert students to online readings - on the topic of creating sound instructional lesson plans