Assignment 4 â€“ Multimedia Presentation & Reflection, due by Monday, Week 8 (note date!)
This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.
As 21st century global citizens, we live in a world faced with complicated communication issues, challenges, and problems. An understanding of how communication works can help us make sense of todayâ€™s pressing problems and devise solutions for them.
To develop that communication competence, you must become a more mindful communicator and vigilantly self-monitor. Competent communicators have cognitive knowledge about communication that they have drawn from observations and instruction; understand that individual, social, and cultural contexts that affect competence; and are able to adapt to those various contexts.
Objectives: In completing this presentation, you will
Skills: This presentation will give you a chance to
Background: Please begin this assignment by reading the following information carefully. n.b. These instructions are available in both the Weeks 7 and 8 content areas.
For this project you will use a multimedia presentation format of your choice that includes a voiceover component, to create a presentation to your classmates and instructor that explains and reflects on what you learned about a communication theory and how it can be used to understand and potentially resolve your workplace* communication problem.
(*Remember, if you are not employed or cannot discuss your workplace, you should be using a communication problem from another organizational setting in which you are involved for your final project, such as school, church, or a community group.)
Follow these steps to complete the assignment.
Step 1: Write the script for a 5-7 minute multimedia presentation in which you explain and reflect on what you learned about a communication theory and how you could use it to explain and potentially resolve the workplace* communication problem that you explored.
Content: Do not simply copy and paste your research paper into your presentation. Address the following in your presentation:
You will want to edit, revise and edit your script again. Once you know what you want to say and how to say it, attach your script as a transcript in Word .doc, .docx, or .rtf format only to your presentation or copy it into the â€œNotesâ€ section at the bottom of each slide.
Make sure to use quoted, paraphrased, and summarized material from your research in the script and to source it using APA-style citations and references.
Step 2: Using free presentation software on the internet that permits narration or a voiceover, create and record your presentation. Options: Animaker, Animoto, eMaze, Debut, Focusky, Google Slides, Jing, Kizoa, Loom, PowerPoint, PowToon, Prezi, Screencastify, Screencast-o-matic, Sâ€™more, Snag-It, Spark, Sutori, Sway, YouTube video, VideoScribe, Vimeo, Voki, and Vyond (formerly GoAnimate), etc. Make sure any free trial version of the software that you choose does not expire before this class ends. As an alternative, you may want to purchase presentation software at a substantial discount through UMGC’s partner On the Hub.
If you choose to complete a PowerPoint, go to the â€œPowerPoint Creation Guideâ€ in the Course Resources for design guidance. For help with Google Slides, go to Using Google Slides. Each of the other free software options provides instructions on its website.
Grading: For insight into your instructor’s expectations for this assignment, scroll down here to click on and review its grading rubric.
Deliverables: This assignment must be submitted in two places.
1. Post your completed final presentation and its transcript as an attachment to a message in the appropriate Week 8 discussion area of the classroom.
OR attach the transcript to a post that provides the url where the presentation can found on the internet.
The transcript should be a Word .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment only unless otherwise instructed in the presentation software you choose.
2. Submit a second copy of your presentation and its transcript in the Assignment 4 folder under the Assignments link in the navbar at the top of your classroom screen.
Due Dates: Your presentation must be posted in the discussions and in Assignments by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday of Week 8 (note date). See the Course Schedule in the syllabus for the exact final due date in your class.