READ THIS VISUAL SILENTLY WHILE I READ IT ALOUD. Edward Tufte opens up a can on Power Point (via Newmark's Door.) There's more. I attended an orientation session run by the Faculty Development Office, at which (blessedly) I learned that most of the things I've been doing are what the master teachers have been doing, and that there are no new administrative fads to watch out for. What is funny, though, is that despite all the value the people who research these things place on "active learning," we sure sat through a lot of, you guessed it, people reading their screens -- without further embellishment -- to us.

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