We rely on a method typically used in training of medical residents: "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. This active participation in teaching helps
students learn the concepts in the course in more depth. The best way to learn a topic is to teach it. Students are expected to teach by
preparing a brief video. Students select which topic they wish to teach. They can teach about any aspect within the topic. Typically students
teach how to do the assignment in the week's topic. Student's videos
should be reviewed by the instructor prior to release to others.
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.
In several assignments you are asked to prepare videos. Following tools are needed for preparing an online project presentation:
- A microphone is necessary to narrate your slides. Please do not rely on built in microphones for portable computers.
- You can capture screen shots and insert it into your slide presentation using Command and Print Screen keys.
- We prefer that you narrate the slides. Narrate your slides or use other video making software.
Camtasia► SWF► IMovie►
- After narration go through the slides and remove excess words.
Do not keep sentences, keep only minimal set of key words that guide the
- Convert the narrated slides to a video format that can be uploaded to the web.
If MAC user, this is typically accomplished by saving in a format
acceptable by the web site you are uploading to. No talking heads
or images of yourself should be included.
- Upload your narrated slides. We prefer U-Tube.
- 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.
- Share your narrated slides publicly so all students in the class can view it.
Use blackboard to email the link to everyone in class.
Modern health systems administrators must present their ideas effectively. Effective presentation includes:
- Use appropriate content. Managers are often called upon to give voice to customers concerns. This is best done
through use of multi-media.
- Have a consistent style (the same font, capitalization policy, color, and size through out the video).
- Make one, and only one, point per slide.
- Do not write sentences in slide, write a few words that could guide
- 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.
- Make sure the narration is clear and continuous. Occasional hiccups are ok, keep them they add color.
- Set compression levels high enough to be understood in a noisy room.
- Be brief. Do not exceed 10 minutes. If you need more time, make multiple videos.