Online Teaching Fundamentals: Making Online PowerPoint Content Engaging: Interactivity and Instruction

Ever heard the term “page turner,” as applied to certain types of electronic learning content? This term is used when the only student interaction with that content is to “turn the page” (or click the next button). You should avoid creating page-turner content because it tends to be boring, oh-so passive, and too often a poor vehicle for learning. Instruction, whether in a classroom or online, should engage students in doing something. (Not just anything—something that helps students think through and apply the content they are learning about.)

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