Interactive Tools for Presenting and Teaching

Interactive Tools for Presenting and Teaching

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This practical session will show you how to utilise interactive tools within your presentations and teaching

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Across library sectors we need to welcome new users, teach workshops, and present ideas. Presentations often become more exciting to deliver, and more engaged with your communities, if we know when and how to involve our audiences in the process.

There are lots of freely available tools which allow these sessions to be more interactive, and they can be used instead of a traditional presentation tool like PowerPoint or alongside it. They also work equally well in online, and face-to-face, situations. We'll look at how, when and why to use these tools, and you'll also have a chance to try a few of them out.

The range of tools explored will include Menti (a very versatile quizzing tool which allows for surveys, questions, and a lot more than basic right or wrong answers - you can also build entire presentations in Menti), Google Slides (which includes Google Q&A, a feature which allows the audience to submit questions to the presenter even in face-to-face sessions), and Padlet (which can be used to help the audience collaborate with each other).

We'll also look at the ways in which PowerPoint can be used interactively, and at the differences between presenting online and in person.

Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer for various organisations including UKeiG, the Bodleian, the NHS and the British Library in the UK, PiCS in Australasia, and NEFLIN in the US. His own presentations have been viewed over 2.5 million times online. His book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published by Facet in 2012. Ned can be found online at and on Twitter at @ned_potter.

Costs: £60 plus fees for LIEM members, £85 plus fees for non-LIEM members

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