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Advantage

Disadvantage

Note

Computer   
Aided
Instant
Updates
System
crashes
Always have
alternate plan
Overhead
Transp.
Good for groups
of five or more
Inexpensive
Looks clumsy if
you use too many
Watch
lighting
6 x 6 Rule
Slides Quality images
Efficient
Reusable
Cost more
Take time to
prepare
Focus
Make sure
they are
properly set
in slide tray
Flip
Charts
Pre-writing makes   
them easy to use
Available
everywhere
Too small for more   
than 40 people
use top 2/3
of page only
5 x 5 Rule
Practice
writing
Handouts Inexpensive
Flexible
Easy to prepare
Take time
to prepare
Must look
professional
Proofread
Models Effective if
notes attached
May get lost
if passed around
Must be
visiable
VCRs Stimulating
Portable
Easy to Use
Audiences drift Preview
Cue tape
Set clock
Off after 3 min.
Films Stimulating to
audience
Often supplied
free of charge
by public libraries
Audiences drift
Tricky to run
Learn to run
projector
Take up reel
Off after 5 min.
White
Boards
Flexible
Magnetic
Can use Colours
Not too impressive
Cost more
Hard to erase
Write neatly
Have eraser
Chalk
Boards
Inexpensive
Flexible
Not impressive
Chalk squeaks
Dirties clothes
Write neatly
Have eraser



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