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Do you know that there is research on the slide-design practices that actually enhance learning? Do you know that only a small fraction of PowerPoint presentations follow these practices? Learn the approach in this short interactive session and cultivate learning in your future presentations.
Gary A. Smith, PhD, has been directing educational development and professional development programs at the University of New Mexico (UNM) since 2006. He received his B.S. in geology from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) in 1981, and his Ph.D. in geology from Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) in 1986. He has been on the UNM faculty in Earth & Planetary Sciences (1987-2015) and Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (2015 to present). He was the founding director of the UNM Office of Support for Effective Teaching (2006-2013) and the founding director and assistant dean of the Office for Medical Educator Development (2013-2019) in the School of Medicine. In 2019, he oversaw the combination of the medical faculty development and CME/CPD programs to form the Office for Continuous Professional Learning, where he is the associate dean. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books in the disciplines of geoscience, scholarship of teaching and learning, and the scholarship of professional learning and development.
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