Take 5 minutes, talk with 1-2 neighbors about best presentation attended/witnesses. What are the common elements across the experiences. Share out elements.
Tell my story: challenge with students presenting, especially given they are instructional design students. Course I teach, wanted to tackle this issue. But how?
Learning Experience as Transaction: A Framework for Instructional Design
Focus: This presentation addresses the topic of brain functionality during and after a massive stroke by a brain researcher.http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html
Focus: This presentation focuses on how schools need to foster and nurture creativity rather than eliminating it.http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
Bolte Taylor establishes immediacy at the 1:55 minute mark when she shares that on December 10, 1996, she had a brain hemorrhage. From that moment on the audience experiences a sense of urgency, drawing them into the content of the presentation and holding their attention.Robinson establishes immediacy primarily through humor and storytelling. Around the 1:26 minute mark, he establishes immediacy with a joke that gets the crowd laughing, and he uses jokes and stories throughout his presentation.
As Bolte Taylor’s talk proceeds, it begins to establish compellingness by talking about the differences between the right and left brain and the way these differences make us interact in the world. She concludes with a compelling idea: that if we connect more with the right side of our brain, we can find more peace. Robinson’s idea that school is not just failing to develop creative people but is actually killing creativity is a provocative problem that engages his audience.
Bolte Taylor creates resonant connections for the audience by helping them understand the differences between a healthy and an ailing brain; between the left and right hemispheres of the brain; and between her life before, during, and after her stroke. She shares the story of her own journey with unabashed emotion, allowing the audience to vicariously live her experience and share her feelings.Robinson begins by connecting his talk to the themes of the conference and past presenters, and then builds his presentation by talking about the present and then the future. He does this primarily through story and humor. He also tells stories about the past to illustrate why creativity is important in the past, just as it is in the present and will be in the future.
Refer to handout.So, then the challenge was taking these findings and applying to student projects.
Two presentation projects: pechakucha, stand-alone
Step 1:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BuqENobTTLOe1ZJ8P61QRowZf28ylHYS9JJUfxbxUAs/edit?authkey=CNWT9PAG&authkey=CNWT9PAGStep 2: Same process we went through, examine the most viewed TED talks for situational qualities to come up with common themes.Step 3. Application of both sets of guidelines to two presentation designs.
Four score and seven years ago…our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to theproposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and sodedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate aportion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. Thebrave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add ordetract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what theydid here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who foughthere have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remainingbefore us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gavethe last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died invain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of thepeople, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.