Previous Iteration

I previously taught this course in Fall 2010. The units all subtly differ, though I completely removed a unit on PowerPoint (based on Tufte). While it had some valuable insights, the other units were rushed and students already seemed at least somewhat critical of PowerPoint based on their experiences in business and technical writing courses. I also moved from having students produce Google Sites to WordPress sites, and I added training in Windows Live Movie Maker. If you want, you can check out the 3084 syllabus.

This, however, remains my favorite image of a government PowerPoint.

This is very complicated PowerPoint slide made by the government to depict "American military strategy." There are overwhelming, untraceable colored lines connecting various interests, such as "insurgence" and "tribal governance."

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