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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

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ICT for DevelopmentPresentation Assignment

Tim Unwin

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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


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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


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Pleasant clear voice

Fluent and confident in own agenda

Thoughtful and knowledgeable

Lively and enthusiastic

Smart and businesslike

Good eye contact with camera in ‘down the line’ TV interview

Points to Watch

Needs to pace himself and not speed up

Needs to retain eyes on the camera so as not to distract audience

Must always put main points at the start of an interview

never work up to big points on radio and TV

Needs to work on some general messages he can always use

Find concise illustrations

Tim’s media trainingTV News London


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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


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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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