Welcome to Online presentation skills for ARTS!
In this course, you will construct and deliver a presentation. The presentation topic must be related to your field (i.e. your major subject).
The course contents and assignments guide you through this process of building an effective presentation. A new section will be revealed each week.
The weekly assignments are to be completed online and must be submitted by the deadline posted.
If you need help at any stage, you can email me (John Weston) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- develop a presentation on a topic related to their field of study that is appropriate to the audience’s background, needs, and interests
- create a presentation outline to ensure a clear organization of contents, including an introduction, body, conclusion and transitional statements
- design effective presentation slides that reinforce the message of the presentation
- apply effective delivery skills that help to engage the listener
- analyse their strengths and development areas as presenters in English
This course applies a process approach to giving presentations, which includes planning, preparing, practicing, and delivering a presentation on a topic from the student’s field of study. As a starting point, students analyse their background and experience as presenters and users of English in order to establish personal goals and areas of development. To be able to discuss elements of effective presentations, students watch and analyse presentations. Students then plan their talks for an academic, non-expert audience by creating an outline, including the introduction, body, and conclusion as well as transitions. To enhance the visualization of the presentation message, students familiarize themselves with principles of effective slide design and apply these to their presentations. Students practice their presentation in small groups and give each other constructive feedback. Based on this process, they create a final version of the talk.
- 60% of your grade comes from the weekly assignments
- 40% of your grade comes from your filmed presentations