Presentation Format for Learn One, Do One, Teach One

During this course, you are asked to present papers as well as results of your projects.  If you are not happy with the assigned work, you can suggest alternative related topics you can present including topics that you have expertise in.  This page provides guidelines regarding how to do so.

Learn One, Teach One Presentations

The following is a general advice on how to prepare presentations.

  • The slide show should contain minimum of five slides:
    1. Identify the article/chapter and you.  Please abbreviate your name to first initials. 
    2. Give permission for the instructor to post the material to the web or ask for the work to be kept confidential.
    3. Give the motivation for the paper/chapter (What is the issue being addressed?  Why is it important?).  
    4. Describe the methods used by the paper/chapter.  Give details so the audience can judge the reasonableness of the approach.
    5. Describe results in detail.  
    6. Open a discussion that you will lead in class.  All students are expected to participate in the discussion. 
  • All presentations should be pre-recorded.  Hand in your presentations during class time when they are expected.  If you are taking the course online mail your presentations on a compact disk to your instructor.  
  • Do not read from your slides.  Ad lib.  If you read your slides in your recording, please revise and shorten the text after you have completed the recording.  The best advice is to write complete sentences to the slide before narration but after narration abbreviate the sentences to a few words that the reader can use to follow your narration. 
  • You are welcomed to copy tables or figures from the full text articles/chapters and insert them in your presentations.  Make sure that your presentation walks the class through such tables and figures, by describing the components of it before suggesting the conclusion derived from them.  You can copy the entire screen by using Control and Print Screen command.  Otherwise you can copy a specific image by selecting it and copying it to clipboard and then inserting it into the slide. 
  • You are tasked to facilitate the discussion and not to present your views.  You need to present what is in the reading and not your personal point of view.  If you have to do so, you can end with your own personal views at end of your presentation. 
  • The presentation cannot be more than 15 minutes but can be shorter.
  • Your peers will evaluate your presentation on the basis of whether they understood the content and whether it was presented in an engaging fashion.  Your presentation will be judged successful to the extent that you can solicit your colleagues comments and input.   So do your best to engage them.
  • If you are not sure, please contact the author.  Most faculty are reachable by phone and they can help you understand their publication.  Send an email to the author of the paper asking them the question you have.  Networking with the author will also help your career.
  • In addition to presentation during assigned classes, maintain a copy of all of your presentations and hand them in on one compact disk at end of the course.

This page is part of the course on Electronic Commerce & Online Market for Health ServicesIt was last revised on 09/08/2008 by Farrokh Alemi, Ph.D.