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A Different Kind of Teacher Cheating

Ubiquitous in classrooms, PowerPoint makes lecturing easy, boring, and forgettable, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. That’s exactly why lazy students like it: if their teacher isn’t truly engaging with the material, they don’t have to either. The PowerPoint crutch isn’t just an academic problem: it’s wrecking the Pentagon’s decision-making, too. How long before people start blaming PowerPoint for the financial crisis? (Edward Tufte was perhaps the first hater.) [%comments]