Week 8: Online Multi‐Media Presentations

Week of October 26, 2015

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Alex Eylar: http://flickr.com/photos/hoyvinmayvin/5066965918/

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Alex Eylar: http://flickr.com/photos/hoyvinmayvin/5066965918/

Learning objective

Students learn how to create a multimedia presentation for the project and can describe these methods in their final blog. Students can evaluate what the impact is of how they put their video together.


The general purpose of a presentation is to “inform” and to encourage “action”. During a presentation the audience constantly asks itself: What is this? Where is it going? Why is it important and how will it help me? These questions must be answered clearly and simply by the presentation.

An online presentation is viewed by internet users all over the world while you, as the creator, are absent! Therefore, the presentation should communicate your knowledge on the topic and communicate your message. What criteria should be taken into consideration in composing of an audio-visual presentation? What tools and techniques can be used to create a multimedia presentation?

flickr photo by giulia.forsythe http://flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/13253617923 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

flickr photo by giulia.forsythe http://flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/13253617923 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

See production suggestions from Storymaking Methods For Project Videos.

Typically a multimedia presentation contains at least one of the following elements: Video, Still Pictures, Animation and Sound (this could be a voice-over, background music). When the presentation is to be shared online, then it is computer based and can be an interactive experience that incorporates text, graphics, and even virtual reality.

Teamwork Activity

You need to consider your graphical design. You must have permission to use any external resources and make sure they are properly cited and acknowledged (often in the credits) citing resources and permissions obtained for resources. Discuss these factors with your group – with the other groups within the NGO, and make decisions on what kind of media is appropriate..

One of the most difficult parts of this weeks lesson, is that of working together between the groups with the same NGO. Collaboration is the key, but discuss first within your group what is important to you so that the student who brings these priorities into the discussion, is ready to discuss with the students with the same tasks from other groups.

Learn how to make the Final video = 1-2 min intro + X (2min group advice) + 1-2 minute final word

Take part in the multi-media presentation lecture & workshop. Have questions ready to ask so you can get help in making your video along with the other groups. For example, How will you phase in and out between video’s? When would you use stop-motion or speed up the video? Will you use music?

Personal Blog Reflection Prompt

Reflect on how you worked in your group and how your group worked along with the others within your NGO set of teams. What went well and what didn’t? How would you help to make things go more smoothly if you had to do this again? This last blog should summarize everything you have learned and what was most important about the process within Project Community 2015.

Everything in a nutshell!


Week 8 Tasks

Team Project Leader

Responsible for:

  • Manage effective and efficient workflow.
  • Track tasks (completed, pending, etc.)
  • Ensure balanced team effort, making sure that everyone has a valuable input/production.

Week 8 Activities:

  • Monitor the team and support/encourage where needed. This can be a stressful week for the team. Correct problems and celebrate successes.

Client Services

Responsible for:

  • Initiate and manage communication between the team, tutor, Nancy/Alan & NGO (voice at hangouts/skype sessions).
  • Ensure knowledge about the NGO is shared between team members, between the various teams working on the same NGO.

Week 8 Activities:

  • Ensure your client has been invited to the video show on the last Monday of class, or arrange for them to see the video and give you feedback at a separate time and date.


Responsible for:

  • Visually and/or textually document the design process, including the challenge being addressed, client information, weekly accomplishments, and remaining tasks.

Week 8 Activities:

  • Assist the technology steward by checking the copyright situation of your video and add credit information.

Technology Steward

Responsible for:

  • Help select and set up technical tools to support your teamwork, especially the team blog .
  • Technically set up and support hangouts/skype meetings.
  • Provide technical support to your team members.

Week 8 Activities:

  • Learn how to, and record and help the production manager edit your team’s video including the addition of text and music, fade ins & out, etc.
  • Before finalizing the final video, play the video in a regular work classroom and see if the sound is correct (it is often too soft or too loud or the music doesn’t match).

Production Manager

Responsible for:

  • Look for ideas and materials for the final production during the entire 8 weeks of the course.
  • Assist in identifying useful groups and networks that can be tapped as resources or references for the final video/product.

Week 8 Activities:

  • Blog on the video-making experience
  • Work with the technology steward to make your team’s video
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