Presentation: Components of Effective Integrated Productions

This article presents the scaffold for understanding the components of effectiveness tied to the major areas of integrated delivery of presentations including graphic/visual Elements, oral elements, Alignment, Lucidity, and synthesis. These components assist creators to more easily and effectively integrate the content and methods of delivery in order to attain a goal for a selected target in a given situation as part of the production process.

Presentation: Production Model Roles

Students can utilize the phases of the production model (Prepare, Perform, Publish) and the tools of video to create effective presentations in learning environments.  To do this, students should understand the roles that exist and the responsibilities for each general category involved in a production.  This article discusses the following roles: producer, performer, designer, editor, judge, critic, and subject-matter expert.

Presentation: Conception, Costs, and Consequences (3C’s)

Often students approach oral presentations without a scaffold or structure to assist them to get started much less excel.  Some simple parameters will assist them to step back and reflect on the process more than just the performance.  For each presentation, students can prepare by considering their conceptions, costs, and consequences.

Presentation: From Story to Performance to Production

Rather than prescribe a method for oral presentations, this article begins by examining the conception that all presentations, both written and oral, seek to tell a story.  It then presents the idea of the moment of the performance as a more involved view of this activity.  Then, the production is facilitated by considering the Message, Medium, and Moment of the performance.

Presentation: Begin With the Student

I have spent many years investigating effective instruction around oral presentations supported by modern educational tools and have found a dearth of materials and studies. This article presents a key recurring observation about the way we teach oral presentations.  Students must be our starting point, and be provided with very general reflective tools and structures applicable to a wide variety of situations in order to facilitate them attaining their own goals successfully.

Curriculum Instructional Design: Interacting Impacts

Curriculum and Instructional Design (CID) must consider many aspects involved in education. Before deciding upon a plan for education, designers examine the influences on the learner at the point of contact. These include the teacher, the content, and the learner in the larger world context.