61 Capture and Hold Attention
Think of how the college classroom has evolved over the past decade. Chances are your classrooms have included multimedia presentations to enhance the teaching and learning process (Harris 260-67). Your instructors tell the deans and college presidents that the students in college today grew up with computers, technology, and video. To think that a professor can hold their attention for a fifty-minute lecture with nothing but a booming voice and a piece of chalk is a bit naive. You can grab and hold the attention of your audience for five to ten minutes without using visual aids. But if the occasion allows, why not take advantage of the power of both sight and sound to capture and maintain their interest?