Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Advantages & Disadvantages



Flip Charts/Posters

ADVANTAGES:
- easy and inexpensive to make and update
- portable and transportable
- left in view of the audience
- good for interaction with the audience

DISADVANTAGES:
- unsuitable for large groups
- anxiety-provoking for facilitator with poor handwriting or poor spelling



Slides

ADVANTAGES:
- professional in appearance
- good for large groups

DISADVANTAGES:
- formal and impersonal
- shown in the dark
- not good for discussion and interaction
- more difficult to update than other visual aids
- require special equipment



Videos

ADVANTAGES:
- professional in appearance
- good for large or small groups

DISADVANTAGES:
- more expansive than other visual aids
- requires special equipment
- not good for discussion and interaction
- require accurate cueing


Overhead Transparencies

ADVANTAGES:
- good for large gropus
- easy to create
- easy to transport
- provide an informal atmosphere
- open to interaction with groups
- easy to update

DISADVANTAGES:
- impermanent; they yellow with age
- require less common equipment



Samples, Examples, and Mock-Ups

ADVANTAGES:
- real-world/authentic
- three dimensional
- sometimes inexpensive and readily available
- experience may be tactile/auditory as well as visual

DISADANTAGES:
- sometimes difficult or impossible to acquire
- often difficult to handle or distribute
- require storage space
- usually out of natural environment

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