Week 12: New Teams, Oral Presentations

Next week will mark the beginning of our final unit (!) in this course. At the beginning of class on Tuesday, you will submit the final version of your team’s collaborative project. Please bring printed copies of all deliverables and all supporting materials described in your team’s original MOU. In addition, please upload a PDF version of your team’s report/proposal to Google Docs and share it with my Gmail address. Specific directions for submitting your project can be found on the original assignment sheet for Unit #3 and on the “Final Checklist” document I distributed in class on Thursday.

For the final project, we will shift our attention from written communication to oral and visual communication. In class on Tuesday, I will assign you to new teams for Unit #4, and we will discuss the details of the assignment and map out our plans for the final weeks of the semester. Your only homework for Tuesday is to finish the Unit #3 project.

On Thursday, we will begin our exploration of oral presentations. Please read Chapter 11 in the textbook before you come to class, and be ready to answer (with specific details) these two questions: What is the worst PowerPoint presentation you’ve ever seen? What is the best PowerPoint presentation you’ve ever seen? [Two updates for Thursday: (1) Your team evaluation form for Unit #3 is due at the beginning of class. (2) Your Unit #4 team should have collected all of its data before you come to class.]

If your team has any questions about wrapping up the collaborative project, please let me know. Otherwise, I’ll see you on Tuesday!

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