Vance Stevens: Web 2.0 toolkit for academic presentation skills

Learning2gether Episode 122

Edtechlounge

Vance Stevens gave an hour long mini-workshop entitled “Web 2.0 toolkit for teaching and learning academic presentation skills” as a part of the online series of professional development webinars organized by the EdTech Lounge, an initiative of the EdTech Innovation Centre, Higher Colleges of Technology UAE.

For HCT EdTech lounge events please visit

http://elearning.hct.ac.ae/edutech/edtech-lounge for venue details

The event was here: http://tinyurl.com/oct14vanceETL

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Full abstract for the EdTech Lounge presentation:

The presenter recently developed an academic communication course for students at the UAE Naval College, where there are serious challenges in gaining and holding students’ attention and keeping them on task, compounded by the fact that each student has a laptop and is easily distracted. The solution was to utilize the laptops through designing a task-based course that introduced a series of Web 2.0 tools which the students would have to familiarize themselves with and then apply in some aspect of the communications skills they were learning. Participants in the session may have already encountered the tools used (e.g. Google Docs, Prezi, Survey Monkey, Jing, Blogger, Slideshare.net) so the presentation will emphasize how the tools were used to underpin a coherent course incorporating elements such as mindmapping, creating viable surveys,  harvesting and analyzing results, capturing screen shots, making effective presentations both in Prezi and PowerPoint, keeping a reflective blog, and documenting the semester’s accomplishments in simple ePortfolios. The presenter will briefly discuss results of action research on student attitudes to the course, using data from a survey created to model the technique to students, and from their reflective blog posts.

Shorter abstract

At the UAE Naval College, students each have laptops, which creates learning opportunities but presents challenges in keeping them on task. The presenter designed a task-based course introducing a series of Web 2.0 tools which the students used to develop the communications skills they were learning. These tools (Google Docs, Prezi, Survey Monkey, Jing, Blogger, Slideshare.net) underpinned a course incorporating mindmapping, creating viable surveys,  harvesting and analyzing results, capturing screen shots, making effective presentations both in Prezi and PowerPoint, keeping a reflective blog, and documenting the semester’s accomplishments in simple ePortfolios. Action research showed positive student attitudes to the course, using data from a survey (conducted as a model for students) and from their reflective blog posts.

Short short

The presenter will discuss design of a task-based course introducing a series of Web 2.0 tools used with students, including: Google Docs, Prezi, Survey Monkey, Jing, Blogger, Slideshare.net. Methods discussed will cover mindmapping, creating viable surveys,  harvesting and analyzing results, capturing screen shots, presentations, and ePortfolios.

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