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Week 8: Online Multi‐Media Presentations

Wednesday, October 29th

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Alex Eylar:

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Alex Eylar:

Multi-media or audio-visual presentations can inform the audience faster and more convincingly than a written or spoken narrative. What criteria should be taken into consideration in composing of an audio-visual presentation? What tools and techniques can be used to create a multimedia presentation?

The general purpose of a presentation is to “inform” and to encourage “action”. During a presentation the audience constantly asks itself: what is this? Where is it going? And, how will it help me? These questions must be answered clearly and simply by the presentation. An online presentation is viewed by internet users all over the world while you, as the creator, are absent! Therefore, the presentation should communicate your knowledge on the topic and communicate your message.

Typically a multimedia presentation contains at least one of the following elements: Video, Animation, Sound (this could be a voice-over, background music), Navigation structure. When the presentation is considered to be online, then it is computer based and can contain interactive experience that incorporates text, graphics, and even virtual reality.

Teamwork Activity:

To make an online multimedia presentation you need to make a well-defined plan. What message and by which logical path you want to communicate it? Your presentation should also have a clear navigation and narration. The originality of your presentation, interactivity, organization of Content are also crucial issues that you need to decide upon. Beside the mentioned criteria you also need to think of the graphical design, citing resources and permissions obtained for resources.

Discuss these factors with your group and make decisions

  • Online multi-media presentation lecture and workshop.
  • Design a draft storyboard of your presentation and get it critiqued by one other group and your tutor. Make adjustments to the storyboard and get “sign off” from your tutor before you proceed to production.
  • Have you had sufficient Google Hangouts? Check the grading form to be sure.

Blog Prompt

Which of the themes we’ve been looking in to so far will be of the most use towards your goal of solving the unmet need of your NGO? Give at least 3 reasons why and tell who/what you think will play a key role towards success during the process. What do you think the solution should be and why? (this does not have to be exactly the same as your group solution, but it will defend your group solution if it does match).

Learning objective: Students can blend the elements of their findings to create a plausible solution for the NGO project and demonstrate these findings in their final blog and in final live-multi-media presentation.

Screening Room

Final Projects

Course Videos

  • Paul { Love it!! Maybe you should design a folding business card too! } – Oct 31, 11:20 AM
  • Tomas { Hey Ronja, I think you did a great job on the important roles! something we should definitly use in our final advice! Great job 🙂 } – Oct 31, 11:13 AM
  • Laura { I especially like the reflection on the teamwork! } – Oct 31, 9:55 AM
  • Laura { Love your reflection on the video making! Hey, I just bought that same tea! You won't die.... glad to see you lov'in it 🙂 } – Oct 31, 9:45 AM
  • Milena { aahhh we all really feel like this I think 😀 ... maybe the teams for tiny houses can establish our own Project Communities Village above... } – Oct 30, 11:24 PM
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