Alleviating the Stress of Presentations through the use of Technology. Krystine Donato and Lianne Fisher. In collaboration with:. Frances Owen, Ph.D. Dorothy Griffiths, Ph.D. Maureen Connolly, Ph.D. Carol Sales, Ph.D. Michael Laurence, Educational Technology Consultant
Alleviating the Stress of Presentations through the use of Technology
To Brock University’s Department of Graduate Studies for the continued support both financially and academically of this Masters thesis.
For example, break defense into two sessions:
1) proposal presentation
But . . . no guarantee stress & fatigue will not impact speech clarity
Lack of coherence & continuity between two sessions
Maximizes clarity of oral presentation
(e.g., can tape over several sessions, can include captions to ensure clarity of content)
Allows presenter to focus on interaction with audience
Allows for Preservation of energy for questions
Krystine read from slides on this screen
Camera recording Krystine was placed here
What was most impressive, from this technologist's perspective, was Krystine's "orchestration" of the multimedia team's contribution - her plan was well thought out, it was clearly communicated, and she carefully yet firmly critiqued our work until she achieved the sought after product.
Michael Laurence, Educational Technology Consultant
Video playing here
“Krystine has been a student of mine in several undergraduate courses and has always given excellent presentations in class & seminar. The approach we used for her thesis introductionallowed her to show her skills and knowledge in a way that I had not witnessed before.”
Dorothy Griffiths, Ph.D.
“I really wanted my committee to get the content of my talk and not have to focus so much on my speech that they did not really get a chance to hear what I saying. By recording the oral presentation portion of the proposal defense I think this was achieved”.
“My fortunate participation in this particular accommodation ‘support’ of an oral defense has informed my understanding of education as liberatory practice.
Accommodation is not about doing it ‘my’ way or ‘your’ way, or equity per se -- it is about people having sufficient liberty to demonstrate what they know and to be who they are”. Lianne Fisher
Break down the oral presentation recording into two or more sessions
Record complete presentation
“It isso critical that we give students the opportunity to maximize their potential. It's all about creative adaptation”.
Dorothy Griffiths, Ph.D.