Presentations as Aesthetic Learning Experiences: Situation Qualities Exhibited By Exceptional Presenters
Joanna Dunlap, University of Colorado Denver, United States ; Patrick Lowenthal, Boise State University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Bad presentations are commonplace. However, rather than focus on what is wrong with bad presentations, we are interested in what makes an exceptional presentation. We are especially interested in this topic because in every course we teach, students design and deliver presentations. Although they meet the objectives of the activity, the presentations are rarely exceptional. Presentations are a staple of professional communication, so we wanted to help students be better designers of presentations. This interest led to a research study where we analyzed exceptional presentations to determine the key characteristics that made them exceptional; to this end, we analyzed the six “most viewed” TED presentations on the TED website, and determined that there are specific situational qualities that manifest in exceptional presentations. From these findings, we developed a set of presentation-design strategies that can enhance the quality of presentations.
Dunlap, J. & Lowenthal, P. (2012). Presentations as Aesthetic Learning Experiences: Situation Qualities Exhibited By Exceptional Presenters. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 330-342). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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