Microsoft PowerPoint as an Interactive Theatre Learning Tool

ID: 19725 Type: Roundtable
  1. Amy C. Martin and Jeffrey Kenton, Towson University, United States

Wednesday, October 17 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Location: Room 200 B

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Abstract: The use of Microsoft PowerPoint as a presentation tool is an accepted practice in most secondary schools. The software supports conveying information using readily available technology such as a computer and LCD projector. While PowerPoint is an accessible piece of software that allows even the novice user to create effective presentations, the use of this software exclusively as a lecture supplement does not harness its true potential as an E-learning tool. We argue that PowerPoint can be employed as an interactive experience to teach a variety of different subjects. In the case of this presentation, PowerPoint was used to create an interactive tutorial on the foundations, materials and applications of stage makeup. The tutorial was designed for beginning and intermediate high school theatre students.


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