Assessment 2 - Presentation
Title: Research proposal – Oral presentation
As a researcher, we often interact with multiple communities about what we do: sharing our methods and findings, soliciting feedback and information about impact, and creating new networks for further work. One common vehicle for such engagement is oral presentation - often given at conferences and other research settings. The aim of this assessment is to enhance your oral presentation skills and receive feedback to refine your proposal.
Structure. The Oral Presentations will be conducted via a Collaborate session in Week 7. Your presentation should be 20 minutes in duration inclusive of question time and any materials (for example PowerPoint slides). Slides should be submitted online three days prior to the session.
1. Submit a short 50 word abstract for inclusion in the symposium program (template found in Moodle course site under 'Assessment Resources').
2. Prepare a 15 minute presentation for the symposium. This should include:
· An outline of your research proposal
· What the existing literature indicates around this thesis
· What are your proposed integration strategies for addressing the problem
· What is the likely impact of your proposed strategies?
· 5 minutes discussion time where questions will be posed by your RHD colleagues
· Prior to the symposium, present to your mentor so that they can provide you with feedback.
Support. Students will receive support for this task as follows:
· Guidelines for conducting online presentations.
· Course readings.
· Online discussion forums for sharing resources and discussing module materials.
· Feedback provided by course coordinator.
· When preparing your presentation, refer to the assessment criteria, which outline the specific aspects of quality and standards.
· There are no limitations on the number of slides. However, it needs to be appropriate to fit the given time frame.
· The last slide should contain a list of sources and/or references that have informed your presentation.
· There will be an allocated discussion time at the end of each presentation where you should be prepared to answer questions.
· Prior to the symposium, you should practise your presentation in the Blackboard Collaborate playpen.