Module 13: Final Project

M13 Final Project Presentation
Create Vimeo Account
We will use the Vimeo streaming website to distribute videos for this class. If you don’t have a Vimeo account, create a free one to upload your video. WMV files from
PowerPoint work well. Once you have your presentation uploaded, you can post your URL in the Module 13 discussion board area.
• Vimeo (Source:
Post Your Video Presentation
As noted in the “M13 Video Presentation Submissions” section of this module, you will make your work available to the instructor and your classmates by creating a new
thread in the M13 Video Presentations Discussion Board. Provide a direct link to your Vimeo video presentation. Include your name and topic in the thread title. Your
classmates can leave their comments and discussion answers on your thread and you on theirs. This will need to be done so that students will have ample time to review
each other’s work and participate in the required discussion board.
FAQ About Presentations
1. Is there a minimum or maximum length, or number of slides? No, but presentations less than 8 or 10 slides might have a hard time presenting a topic in sufficient
detail, and those greater than 20 – 30 slides might have a hard time holding the reader’s interest (or demonstrating the ability to be concise). The three examples
posted below have 16, 12 and 20 slides, respectively. 2. Is there a minimum number of sources? Generally a presentation should have more than one source, preferably
three, but if a single reference is both authoritative and comprehensive and you add something to it of your own, your presentation might be acceptable with one or two
references. You’re adding value here, either by synthesizing information for multiple sources, or by adding new information, or both. Just as important is documenting
where you obtained any information you use from other sources. You need to demonstrate academic integrity by not claiming others’ work as your own, and that is done
through adequate citations. For more details on what plagiarism is: ◦ Academic Honesty: Information for Students (Source:

There’s nothing new there for those of you who follow commonly accepted citation practices. Remember you’re in an academic environment here, where citation matters. 3.
How do I submit the .WMV file when I’m done? Please see the “M13 Video Presentation Submissions” section of this module, and follow the instructions. You will be
creating a thread in the Module 13 Discussion Board. Please include your name and topic in the thread title. Your classmates can leave their comments and discussion
answers on your thread, and you on theirs. 4. How is the discussion supposed to go? By the end of the week, you all need to complete the required discussion activity.
This was described in your syllabus, but I want you to follow these instructions instead:
◦ When you post your video link in the Module 13 discussion board, include a relevant discussion question for your viewers to answer on your thread. ◦ View 4 of your
classmates’ videos (your choice; there is no mandatory assignment of reviewers), and provide an answer to their discussion question. You can comment on others’ answers
on the thread as well. ◦ Read and respond to your classmates’ answers on your own thread, as appropriate. 5. Other information: ◦ Per the syllabus, this assignment is
worth 70 points for the presentation and 10 points (the usual amount) for Module 13 discussion. By comparison, each homework is 10 points. ◦ The intent of this
assignment is for you to apply specific principles you’ve learned during the course (or during your career) as you create the Case Study, and for you to demonstrate
the ability to use a multimedia communication tool. ◦ When you prepare the case study itself, you could keep in mind the management issue(s) that you want to focus on,
and include just the details needed to illustrate those principles. When you write the answers to the questions that you pose at the end, I recommend referencing
specific principles or other material that we’ve covered during the course, or material that you’ve found as you are preparing the case study. More generally, if you
think the material you’re presenting would interest your classmates, help their professional development and perhaps is something they may not have heard before (or
could use a reminder of), I’d say you’re on the right track. ◦ If you are presenting negative examples, it’s probably best to change names of companies and individuals
so you can speak frankly and objectively. Famous or infamous examples that have already received a lot of publicity are OK to use “as is.” ◦ Treat this as a neutral
observer on the outside, even if this is your own experience. You can be more objective that way. ◦ Here’s a good video that shows you the mechanics of creating the
voice over PowerPoint:

How to create voiceover narration for your PowerPoint Presentation (Source:; Dawn Dubriel, South Florida Video Production)

One common problem is that the default recording device is not the one you may be expecting it to be. If you run Windows 8, in the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound >
Sound dialog box, Recording tab, for example, you can see what your default recording device is, and you can set if from there. You may be able to begin recording
without any further delay, narrating my voice over PowerPoint as in the video, advancing the slides with the space bar, and ending the recording with the escape key. ◦
Here is an online article to help with troubleshooting microphone problems:

PowerPoint and Narration (Source:; Geetesh Bajaj)

Most problems with voiceover PowerPoint are outside PowerPoint and are in the computer operating system. 6. Example Presentations:
◦ Here are links to three examples of PowerPoint presentations before being converted to video. To play the presentations, click the “From Beginning” button in the
“Slide Show” menu in PowerPoint.

R._Colon: Project Case Study (PowerPoint Document)

A. Ip:_Project Case Study (PowerPoint Document)

T. Hall: Project Case Study (PowerPoint Document) ◦ The first one, by R. Colon, requires manual playing of each slide’s audio (click on the speaker icon on the lower
right corner of the slide), while the other two play automatically once you start them. The second and third presentations are longer and more elaborately formatted
than the first, but a simple presentation of the first type can receive full credit if the case study applies material you’ve learned from this course in an
identifiable and effective way.
◦ In other words, when you present the questions and provide answers, tie in principles learned during the course, and mention some of them by name. In this way your
instructor will know you have understood the course material and can apply it at a basic level. Using other management principles or techniques that you have learned,
but which hasn’t been covered, is acceptable too, and could receive full score.
Please submit your work by the Due Date provided in the Course Schedule.

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