Application Solution Presentation (not graded)

Description of the assignment from the syllabus

Technology Application Solution Informal Discussion.  Students will make a 5-8 minute ungraded class presentation on the options to solve their problem/decision/situation.  Following the presentation, the class will brainstorm for 3-4 minutes on how to improve the solution.   Total time for each student will be approximately 12-13 minutes.  So, time your presentation carefully so you spend your time getting feedback, not presenting.  I will give a you 2 minute warning after 5-6 minutes of presentation.


Information on presentation PowerPoint slides

  1. Your presentation should have at lease the following PowerPoint slides.   So you will have less than 1 minute per slide so consider 7 slides max.  You might want to send your PowerPoint out to the listserv before your presentation so everyone can be prepared to give you feedback.
      1. One slide on the problem/situation and stakeholders

      2. One summary slide of the needs/capacities of major stakeholders

      3. The IT options you are considering along with advantages and disadvantages of each (maybe one slide for each major option)

      4. One slide on recommendations on how to proceed

Tips on Presentations in general

Tips on computer presentations, e.g., those using PowerPoint

Resources

http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/effective.html Contains tutorials on presentations and AV materials

Interesting facts


Checklist to Evaluate an Oral Technical Presentation  (for information only)

Note: All presenters have their own style. The goal is to improve each person's ability to communicate using their own style, not to get everyone to use a similar style. (this assignment = max 150 points or total of numbers)

The Opening

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Immediately captured the interest of the audience and convinced them to pay attention

1 2 3 4 5

Made the necessary introductions of self and others

1 2 3 4 5

Indicated what would be covered and how it would be covered and clarified the audience's role (e.g., what is expected of them, when questions should be asked)

1 2 3 4 5

Organization

 

Is clearly organized and the progression of ideas is easy to follow

1 2 3 4 5

Main ideas were clearly distinguished, e.g., into comprehensible parts or sections

1 2 3 4 5

Each section was introduced and concluded well and transitions were used between sections

1 2 3 4 5

Content

 

Appropriate content (not too much or too little covered)

1 2 3 4 5

Supporting facts and data were adequate

1 2 3 4 5

Information was geared toward the needs and concerns of the audience

1 2 3 4 5

Basic content (who, what, when, where, why and how) were covered

1 2 3 4 5

Delivery Style

 

Presenter was well prepared, understood content, did not get confused, etc.

1 2 3 4 5

Used natural/ relaxed speaking style, eye contact, appropriate body language (did not read content)

1 2 3 4 5

Uses a variety of styles, e.g., logical (arguments), intellectual (facts), emotional (stories), humor

1 2 3 4 5

Audiovisuals and use of technology

 

Audiovisuals were titled, clear, easy to understand and not overly simple/complex

1 2 3 4 5

Audiovisuals were used appropriately (as handouts, overheads, appropriate number)

1 2 3 4 5

Presenter was familiar with the audiovisuals

1 2 3 4 5

Technology used was consistent with the technology discussed in this course

1 2 3 4 5

Technology used supported the content and did not detract from the content

1 2 3 4 5

The Closing

 

The next steps were spelled out (if appropriate) and persuasively endorsed

1 2 3 4 5

Conclusion summarized the presentation; major points/results and their importance were emphasized

1 2 3 4 5

Audience Participation (optional)

 

Presenter listened to questions (possibly planted by speaker to break the ice) and answered appropriately

 

 

List several things about the presentation you liked

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List several things about the presentation you that could be improved

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Additional comments:

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