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Research and Resources


Kay, Robin, "Exploring the use of video podcasts in education: A comprehensive review of the literature", Computers in Human Behavior, vol 28 (3), 2012 

Brecht, David,"Learning from Online Video Lectures", Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Vol 12, 2012

McKinney, D. Dyck, J. Luber, E. " iTunes university and the classroom: Can podcasts replace Professors?", Computers & Education, vol 52 (3) 2009

Owston, R., Lupshenyuk, D., Wideman H. "Lecture capture in large undergraduate classes: Student perceptions and academic performance", the Internet and Higher Education, Vol 14 (4), 2011

Research-Based Practices for Best PowerPoint Design (video, 6 minutes)

Jim Hewett, Ph.D, an Educational Technology Researcher at the University of Toronto discusses some cognitive research findings and the practical application of these findings for the design of your PowerPoint presentations.


Lecture Capture - Best Practices Check List

Presentation Tools

Two excellent books on PowerPoint design:

  • "Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery" (2nd Edition) by Garr Reynolds
  • "Slideology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations" , by Nancy Duarte