Session Location

Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, EC 311

Session Start Date and Time

22-8-2012 10:45 AM

Session End Date and Time

22-8-2012 11:35 AM

Session Description

Regardless of the field of study, student presentations are essential to demonstrate a thorough understanding of content, to explain concepts and ideas to peers and instructors, and ultimately to distinguish oneself during a formal job interview (Doree, Jardine, & Linton, 2007). Student performance during presentations is often affected by: anxiety, group dynamics, and level of knowledge with the topic at hand. Millennial students (24%) and Gen X-ers (12%) identify ‘technology use’ as a defining trait of their generation (Pew Research Center, 2010). One method of removing presentation anxiety while increasing the overall comfort within a group or with a topic can be to allow students to utilize asynchronous presentations through a variety of easy to access and easy to use technology- ranging from iMovie, Windows Live Movie Maker, Magix Movie Edit Pro, to YouTube. The Occupational Therapy Department has begun to incorporate these types of presentations into coursework within the weekend master’s program with positive results. This session will describe why this was format was chosen, how assignments have been structured, and include some real-life examples of asynchronous student work.

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Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, EC 311