Developing Your Presentation of Course Content

By TILT Staff

Use a variety of presentation methods to present your course content, including lecture, discussions, guest speakers, and demonstrations. Integrating multimedia and other technology can greatly enhance your presentation of course content. It may be helpful to call on your colleagues and/or TILT's Instructional Designers for ideas and recommendations.

Traditional Lectures and e-Lectures

Lecture is the presentation of short, digestible chunks of new information and supplemental/contextualizing information that contextualizes and expands on all of the resources that will be used by students to meet the teacher's learning outcomes - or the learning outcomes determined by the curriculum and/or the program.

An e-Lecture is delivered as a mix of text, graphics, and other multi-media. Text can take the form of scenarios, stories, examples, current events, Socratic method. Lecture should never be a repeat of other resources, such as texts.

You can draw students into a discussion during or after a lecture by posing questions that inspire discussion, dialogue and critical thinking. Lecture is also very important to establish a conclusion at the end of each topic or module. At the conclusion, you can provide next steps for further thinking, further learning, and/or a segue into the next topic or module.

Resource Suggestions

PowerPoint

  • Identify and/or create any PowerPoint file(s) that supports the teaching of this topic.
  • You can incorporate both audio and Flash in PowerPoint presentations.
  • PowerPoint presentations can be converted to smaller web accessible format using software such as Captivate, Camtasia, etc. These files can easily be uploaded into the RamCT companion site.
  • Learning@colostate.edu has examples of other types of presentations.

Multimedia

  • Identify and/or create multimedia that supports the teaching of the topic.
  • Try to provide at least one multimedia supported content presentation per module/week/topic.
  • Multimedia files may be available in a variety of types including CDs, templates from other activities, software, Web sites, etc.

Graphics

  • Identify and/or create any static graphic(s) that supports the teaching of the topic.
  • Copyright laws apply. Do not provide graphics that violate copyright law.
  • Graphic files may be available on an instructor resource CD, Web sites, graphic libraries, department library, etc.

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Contributors:

Shaun Beaty – TILT Director of Course Development and Instructional Technology

Peter Connor – TILT Web Content Writer and Editor