PowerPoint Free Week .


Learning Adventure #3 - PowerPoint-Free Week
I am using my awesome power and authority to declare November 9-16,
PowerPoint-Free Week and you're going to help.
This is a collective learning adventure where you will need to define
portions of the task, delegate responsibilities and engage in
effective project management. Play to your strengths!
You should use your various technical, communication and creative
skills to leverage the World Wide Web (including Web 2.0 tools) to
spread the word about this exciting event.
The first decision you need to make is whether this week will focus on
schools and universities only or business as well.
Unlike most learning adventures, product quality matters this time. I
do not view this as a theoretical activity, but one that can inspire
action or at least thought.
If you completely disagree with the premise of this collective effort,
you are welcome to write a minority report or "play along" as if this
were a hypothetical event.
Elements of the learning adventure should include, but are not limited
to:
An attractive easily-navigable web site containing vital information
and links to support materials. A logo would be handy.
The case for PowerPoint-Free Week in print, web and other appropriate
media. Supporting arguments are necessary.
Alternatives for using computers in other constructive ways.
Materials for different audiences - policy makers, teachers (perhaps
even kids)
Public relations in print and on the web for spreading the word. In
this case, Web 2.0 is your friend. This is a true test of the power of
social networking to "change" the world.
I will present at several conferences before PowerPoint-Free Week, so
I can spread the word and share any leaflets, white papers, technical
briefings, etc... you create.
I can arrange for a Web domain for our use if necessary.
I am confident that you can make this a fantastic movement. This week,
you be running a marketing, public relations, public advocacy and web
design company.
Of course, your arguments should be supported by evidence and
presented clearly for an audience of laypeople.