Episode 19 – Reflections on tweaking lectures: using annotated slides to enhance students’ learning

Andrew Smerdon reflects on how he has tweaked the lecture experience for students by making a small yet significant change: Andrew moved from a ‘traditional’ approach of using pre-written PowerPoint slides in lectures to annotating slides in-the-moment during the lectures.

In essence, students received a structured mix of blank and pre-filled slides which are used as a basis for the lectures. The result is that students are more focused during the lectures as they follow along, think and reflect on the concepts and topics for the day as Andrew leads the session.

Andrew used a mixture of Microsoft OneNote and a tablet within this particular approach to teaching.

Andrew works as a Teaching Fellow with the the Department of Accounting & Finance at the Lancaster University Management School.

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