In this course, students will learn using the paradigm of learn one, do
one, teach one. Each student is expected to not only learn the concepts in
the course, and do the assignments, but also teach a portion of the course.
We rely on a method typically used in training of medical residents: "Learn
one, do one, teach one." The best way to learn a topic is to teach it. This
active participation in teaching helps students learn the concepts in the
course in more depth. Students who teach a topic have a deeper understanding
of the material. Students are expected to teach by preparing a brief video.
To post your video you will upload to Youtube (or other similar public
environments) and then email the link to other students.
videos should be reviewed by the instructor a week prior to release to
others. The video should be released to others on the day of the
Students who prepare a video for their Teach One, must also be present
during the session when the related lecture/assignment is taught. They
must work with other students to advise them on how to solve the assignment.
Sign Up for One Topic
Students select which topic they wish to teach. They can teach about any
aspect within the topic. Typically students teach how to do an
assignment. Please select an assignment that was not selected by other
Alternative to Public Posting
In general, posting the video establishes your professional credentials
in the social web and is encouraged by the instructor and the program. Some
students may have reservations. Students who do not wish to post their video
to a public domain should contact the instructor for an alternative.
These alternatives include posting under an alias, post and remove the video
after class ends, or convert the video to flash and email the flash file to
the students in class. Do not email the video.
Steps in Video Preparation
In several assignments you are asked to prepare videos. This
section describes how to do the narration and upload to the web.
A microphone is necessary to narrate your slides. Please do not rely on built in microphones for portable computers.
Use a microphone that sites on your head so that it does not move away
from your mouth if you move your body.
You can capture screen shots and insert it into your slide presentation using Command and Print Screen keys.
Narrate the slides in one sitting starting from first slide till the
last. You can write out the sentences you are going to say inside
your slides so it is in front of you when you narrate. Do not narrate the slides separately and then attach them
into a cohesive presentation.
After narration go through the slides and remove excess words.
Do not keep sentences, keep only minimal set of key words that guide the
presentation. Two or three keywords from each sentence should be
Set compression levels high enough to be understood in a noisy room. The
less compression the better.
Convert the narrated slides to a video format that can be uploaded to the web.
Put within the description of the file upload the following statement: "This presentation was prepared as part of the HAP
xxx course on xxx
taught by xxx at George Mason University Department of Health Administration and Policy." Add a sentence about you to the
description, e.g. xxx is a student in xxx field graduating in xxx.. Keep in mind that the work you are uploading will remain on the web for years to come and will help shape your career. You
can cite the URL of your presentation in your resume.
Share your narrated slides publicly so all students in the class can view it.
Use blackboard to email the link to the video to everyone in class.
Guide for Effective Presentation
Use appropriate content. Organize your videos so that it
includes the voice of the customers, typically take a brief section from
customers' comments on the web.
No talking heads
or images of yourself should be included.
Have a consistent style (the same font, capitalization policy, color, and size through out the video).
Make one, and only one, point per slide. Slides that have
list of items should be broken into several slides with 1 item in
Do not write sentences in slide, write a few words that could guide
the viewer. After narration, return and reduce all sentences to a
Make sure all texts on slides are readable, even after compression to fit the video requirements. A U-tube video reduces Power Point slides to 1/4 of
their original size. Phone views have additional reductions.
Keep the font size larger than 36 points.
Be brief. Do not exceed 5 to 10 minutes. Assume that the
viewers is up to date in his/her background and understands what you
are talking about. If you need more time, make multiple videos.
Rubric for Evaluation of Your Presentation
On time and non-duplicative presentation(10 Points Possible)
More than 1 week late or presenting