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What is the main message that you took away from the digital media presentation? How well do the written text and visuals work together to create an argument? How might the identified audience respond to the presentation’s text and visuals? What were the strengths of the presentation? What are at least two areas that need improvement?

In this Discussion, you will start thinking about how you can best convey your message through digital media such as a video, slide presentation, or podcast which rely on both text and visuals to highlight a main message. If you are not readily familiar with digital media tools, WC has resources that you can review, and one of them is “PowerPoint Basics.” If you want to try different tools beyond the basic slide presentation, the Internet has several free tools to consider, such as Animoto®, Prezi®, PowToon®, WeVideo®, or Fotobabble®.

When considering both the tools and visuals to include, keep in mind the requirements of this unit’s digital media Assignment. You can review the Unit 9 Assignment guidelines here.

As noted in the Learning Activities, a great deal of thought should be put into the selection and use of visuals and text in digital media presentations. Therefore, you will create a draft of your digital media presentation and share it on the Discussion Board to receive feedback from your classmates and the instructor. You will receive peer feedback on your draft of your digital media presentation, much like you may well receive comments and feedback from your community members or coworkers if they are provided access to the digital media presentation.

When you engage in a team presentation, whether for work or school, you want to provide support for your teammates, acknowledge their contributions by pointing out strengths in their work, and offer original, thoughtful feedback that will benefit the entire team. The ability to collaborate effectively is a crucial professional skill, and this week’s discussion will help you to build those skills.

To earn full participation credit, you will need to respond substantively to at least two peers’ initial Discussion posts and show active engagement in the discussion as described in the grading rubric. These responses should stay on topic and generate further discussion by asking questions, mentioning relevant examples, and if possible, referencing concepts from the unit Learning Activities. The following questions will help you construct your responses:

  • What is the main message that you took away from the digital media presentation?
  • How well do the written text and visuals work together to create an argument?
  • How might the identified audience respond to the presentation’s text and visuals?
  • What were the strengths of the presentation?
  • What are at least two areas that need improvement?

All Discussion posts and responses to peers should be written in complete sentences using Standard American English. Before posting, proofread for grammar, spelling, and word-choice issues. Be sure to respond fully to every aspect of the Discussion.

When you refer to concepts from the unit Learning Activities, be sure to use a signal phrase like “According to . . .[name of reading].” If you are directly quoting the Learning Activities or another source, be sure to use quotation marks and cite the source using proper APA in-text citations and full references. The Writing Center has resources on APA citation formatting.

https://kucampus.kaplan.edu/MyStudies/AcademicSupportCenter/WritingCenter/WritingReferenceLibrary/ResearchCitationAndPlagiarism/Index.aspx

You can review a sample Discussion post and response to a peer by clicking on the following link: Unit 9 Sample Discussion Assignment.

You can review a sample PowerPoint presentation by clicking on the following link: Unit 9 Sample PowerPoint. You can also review a video version of the same presentation by following this link to YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OJH5tbr2k.

You can review the rubric the instructor will use when determining your Discussion grade by clicking on the following link: Discussion Assignment Grading Rubric.


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