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Are your Slides Inadvertently Causing Brain Strain?

20 September 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar

Join Dr Deniese Cox for this new webinar to hear what learners have to say and walk away with some guidelines for learner-friendly slide designs.

Do you use PowerPoint?

Slide design has a significant impact on learning engagement and outcomes!

What does the latest research say when it comes to contemporary cognitive load theories?

Find out this September!


PowerPoint – it’s a staple in education and we all know how to use it, right? Or do we? How many times have you seen bad slides that just make you cringe?

In this brilliant back-to-basics presentation, you’ll hear insights from new online VET research where contemporary cognitive load theories have been applied to PowerPoint slide design.

Hear what learners have to say and see the impact slide design has on learning engagement and learning outcomes.

Don’t be the educator who contributes to unnecessary cognitive load. Come along and learn 5 practical things you can do with your PowerPoint slides to immediately improve the learning experience for your students.

Key topics covered in this webinar

  • Proven strategies for developing better slides in less time
  • Research-backed guidelines for learner-friendly slide design
  • Tips for presenting your slide content

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 20th September 2023
11:00am - 12.00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • All educators
  • Learning Designers
  • Team Leaders

What to expect

Presented by Dr Deniese Cox, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Dr Deniese Cox, Founder


Deniese is known as the go-to source for exceptional online teaching strategies that really are effective. Every research-driven strategy presented by Deniese in her PD has been extensively trialled, refined, and proven to work in a variety of VET settings by diverse educators and learners. 

With extensive hands-on experience of her own in the online space, a Masters in online learning, and a PhD in online VET, Deniese is ideally placed to help all educators and teams cut through the noise around teaching online. 

Her ongoing research is what enables Deniese to continuously bring you the latest insights, and her commitment to developing practical strategies is what makes her PD really stand out. Deniese is consistently one of our highest rated presenters, so don’t miss this opportunity to spend an hour with her live online. 

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in a discussion
  • Share your thoughts via the online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Dr Deniese Cox before the session, please email

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