Creating Effective Presentations

Track: Online Design
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous Workshop

Presentations in the online environment need to creatively engage students to help them process and understand content in the absence of a face-to-face faculty member. In this workshop you will discover elements of an effective presentation that support learning, explore a process for creating presentations, and develop skills for preparing presentations for online delivery. You will have the opportunity to practice easy-to-master graphic and information design principles that will increase the effectiveness of your online presentations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and discuss elements of effective online presentations
  • Design and develop a presentation incorporating graphic, presentation, and information design best practices.

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
K-12 Teachers
University administrators
University staff
Instructional designers

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Apostolos Koutropoulos

Apostolos Koutropoulos

Apostolos Koutropoulos (also known as “AK”) is the Program Manager for the Applied Linguistics Online Program at UMass Boston. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Instructional Design Program at UMass Boston where he teaches Introduction to Instructional Design as well as The Design and Instruction of Online Courses. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science, an M.B.A. with a focus on Human Resources, an M.S. in Information Technology, an M.Ed. in Instructional Design, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He interested in many areas of research including: knowledge management, educational technology, linguistics, mLearning, and open education. He is currently pursuing an EdD in Distance Education at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

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