End of course and I asked my class to comment specifically on the use of PowerPoint, having told them this was the first time I'd incorporated it into the course. As well, of course, as my usual feedback queries:
- How have you journeyed as a writer on this course?
- What has been most useful? Least useful?
Well, this ol dog has learned the new PowerPoint trick. First, it improved my focus in prepping and delivering (see blog entry of 24 May). Second, here's the verdict from students. Out of 7 responses:
3 positively liked:
'I like having a visual focus so PowerPoint helps me.'
'Good, helped with focussing'
'Seemed to work well.'
'OK, not necessarily needed.'
'Fine, but not essential.'
2 said nothing, too busy with their journey and other comments.
So, I'm converted. And actually, it's kinda fun.