Yes, It's Chalk...

Yes, It's Chalk... Students at my institution are now using PowerPoint for even the most trivial of presentations, and I have long worried that form is taking precedence over content.1 In the spirit of the last sentence of your article, I have decided to not allow such presentations in my senior seminar course on the evolution of sex and reproduction next semester. This will hopefully give students a chance to concentrate on content and not what title and background colors complement one

Rb Aiken
Jan 12, 2003

Yes, It's Chalk...




Students at my institution are now using PowerPoint for even the most trivial of presentations, and I have long worried that form is taking precedence over content.1 In the spirit of the last sentence of your article, I have decided to not allow such presentations in my senior seminar course on the evolution of sex and reproduction next semester. This will hopefully give students a chance to concentrate on content and not what title and background colors complement one another.

R.B. Aiken, Professor
Department of Biology
Mount Allison University
63B York St.
Sackville, New Brunswick
Canada E4L 1G7

1. R. Lewis, "Bring back the blackboard," The Scientist, 16[22]:14, Nov. 11, 2002.

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