ICT for Development Presentation Assignment

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					   ICT for Development
Presentation Assignment

        Tim Unwin
            The assignment

• An oral presentation of 10-15 minutes
• On any aspect of ICT4D that is not assessed in
  another way, thus excluding
   Web-site
   Annotated bibliography
• Counts 10% of overall assessment
• Peer assessment is part of the assignment
• Sign up subject topics on list
   Outside my office
• Designed to help with revision
   This is not meant to be a huge task
                          Presentations
              Peer assessment

• Value of peer assessment
     Enables you really to appreciate the marking criteria
     Encourages student involvement
     Enhances group cohesion
     Treats assessment as part of learning
     Encourages you to evaluate your own performances
      more carefully
• Marking schedule
   Need to fill in recommended grades and give reasons
       Can highlight aspects of the grade descriptions



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      The Department’s criteria

• Presentations should
     Address the topic
     Have clear structure
     Use a range of relevant sources
     Include relevant analysis
     Be clearly audible
     Use visual aids well
     Be appropriately paced and to time
     Have a good eye contact and body language
     Encourage audience involvement
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         Presentation skills

• Why presentations?
   You must understand their strengths and
    weaknesses
• Key skills
   Using as many senses as possible to
    reinforce understanding
• The importance of preparation and
  planning
                                      Video clip

                      Presentations
          Tim’s media training
                   TV News London

• Strengths                        • Points to Watch
    Pleasant clear voice                Needs to pace himself and
                                          not speed up
    Fluent and confident in own
                                         Needs to retain eyes on the
     agenda
                                          camera so as not to
    Thoughtful and                       distract audience
     knowledgeable                       Must always put main
    Lively and enthusiastic              points at the start of an
    Smart and businesslike               interview
                                                never work up to big points
    Good eye contact with                       on radio and TV
     camera in ‘down the line’           Needs to work on some
     TV interview                         general messages he can
                                          always use
                                         Find concise illustrations
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            Why presentations

• Why do people give presentations?
• Strengths
     Inspirational
     Getting across key messages
     Up-to-date
     Use of multimedia
       Learning through all the senses
   Opportunity for interaction
• Weaknesses
   Not good for conveying lots of information
• Many different kinds of presentation!
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       Presentation skills (i)

• First impressions
   Try to appear confident
   Be positive
   Never apologise!
• Dress
   Be appropriate for the occasion
   What image do you want to convey?
   What do you feel comfortable in?
• Eye contact
   Very important
   Encourages the audience to feel involved
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       Presentation skills (ii)

• Structure of presentation
   Ensure that the audience knows where you are going
   They must know what your aims are
• Delivery pace
   Not too fast, not too slow
   Practice makes perfect
• Voice modulation
   Avoid a boring monotonous tone
   Deliberately change style
   Remember that audience’s concentration span is
    limited!
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      Presentation skills (iii)

• Encourage audience involvement
   Can be simply through use of visual aids
   Or get them to ask questions
   Or ask them questions
• Timing
   Never over-run
   Run through in advance
   Know the material you can cut out if
    necessary
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        Presentation skills (iv)

• Above all be enthusiastic
     It is your presentation
     You know more about it than they do
     Convey your passion for what you are talking about
     If you are bored, rest assured that the audience will
      be too!
• The old three-fold aphorism
   Say what you are going to say
   Say it
   Say what you said

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  Preparation and planning (i)

• Prepare a presentation well in advance
• Always run through your presentation
  beforehand - to check timing
• Note where you are going to use illustrations
• Know the room where you will be performing
   And how everything works
• Choreograph your performance
   Use two columns: content and choreography



                        Presentations
 Preparation and planning (ii)

• Incorporate a variety of media
   The spoken word
      The dominant mode
   Computer (PowerPoint) presentation
      Can be useful, but not everyone likes them
   Transparency overheads
      As a general rule, never less than 18 pt.
   Visual slides
      Can really bring things to life, but avoid if poor quality
   Handouts
      Essential for loads of information
   Exhibits
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       Concluding thoughts

• Don’t worry if you are nervous
   A bit of adrenalin is a good thing
• The more you practise the better you will
  get!
   Developing expertise at this key skill
    throughout the degree programme
• We are all among friends
   Be supportive
   And positively critical
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