Prior to beginning this assignment, please review your written assignments and required readings and resources in Weeks 1 through 6.
The Final Presentation will culminate this week’s research and incorporate work from the previous five weeks of the course. You will create a screencast (screen recording) of an eight- to 12-slide PowerPoint presentation that will include the points listed below along with components highlighted in your Week 1 assignment’s proposal and appropriate peer-review feedback from Weeks 2 and 5, as well as your Week 2 through 5 written assignments. You are to create your presentation as though you were presenting the elements to a group for review. Note: You will use a screencasting video creation tool of your choice which will record your voice and the presentation on your computer screen (see the instructions below). If you run into a problem using a screencasting tool, please contact your instructor for alternative instructions.
In your Final Presentation, you should
Part 1: Creating the PowerPoint
Your PowerPoint presentation should be eight to 12 slides in length. Add speaker’s notes (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to the bottom of each slide for ease of narration (as your video script) and to provide accessible content to students with accessibility needs. (See the Final Presentation section below for specific details that need to be included).
Presenting engaging multimedia content also improves learner retention of information. You may wish to include visual enhancements in your presentation. These may include appropriate images, a consistent font, appropriate animations, and transitions from content piece-to-content piece and slide-to-slide. (Images should be cited in APA format as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center guide to Tables, Images, & Appendices (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Students may wish to use the Where to Get Free (and Legal) Images (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. guide for assistance with accessing freely available public domain and/or Creative Commons licensed images.) It is recommended that you access Garr Reynolds Top Ten Slide Tips (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Simple Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., which provide useful assistance with creating successful PowerPoint presentations.
Part 2: Creating the Screen Recording using any screencasting platform your wish.
Quickstart guides are provided for Screencast-O-Matic and Jing platforms for video recording your PowerPoint presentation on your computer screen, but you are welcome to use any of the many free screen recording platforms available. For guidance on recording your screen using Jing, access the Jing Tutorial (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. pages. For guidance on using Screencast-O-Matic, access the Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. pages. Quickstart guides for Screencast-O-Matic and Jing are also provided for your convenience. For advice and information on the Do’s and Don’ts of webcam presentations, please review the Webcam Recording Do’s and Don’ts (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Be sure to copy and paste the screencast URL to the top of your speakers notes on slide one and at the bottom of the reference slide in your PowerPoint presentation.
When creating a screencast of your presentation,
Part 3: Submit your PowerPoint presentation into Waypoint for grading.
The Final Presentation
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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