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.