Voice Thread is a relatively new program that allows for the creation and sharing of multimedia presentations. In this assignment, students are tasked with creating an 8-10 slide PowerPoint presentation on a chosen topic and narrating it using Voice Thread. The presentation should include speaker’s notes and provide a concise overview of the topic, including the researcher’s interests and the importance of the topic. The presentation should also address major findings, gaps in the literature, research needs, and next steps. Students will then submit their Voice Thread presentation for peer review and complete two peer reviews of other presentations within their section.
Voice Thread as a Presentation Tool
Voice Thread is a unique presentation tool that allows for the incorporation of audio and video elements. It provides an interactive and engaging platform for presenting information and allows for easy integration of multimedia components. With its audio and video capabilities, Voice Thread offers the opportunity to see and hear the presenter, enhancing the overall presentation experience.
Preparing the Presentation
The Voice Thread presentation should consist of 8-10 slides. Each slide should be concise, providing essential information about the topic. The title slide should include the presenter’s name and the specific focus of the topic. Slide #1 should address the PICO (Patient/Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) approach, explaining why this topic is of interest and why it is important.
Slide #2 should present the major findings of the research conducted on the topic. It is important for the presenter to cite the articles or sources used to support these findings. Due to space constraints, it is recommended to either use a smaller number for the first author’s name or just use numbers to refer to the articles on the slide.
Slide #3 should identify the gaps in the literature pertaining to the topic. These gaps refer to areas where further research is needed or where the existing research is limited. It is important to highlight these gaps to demonstrate the need for future investigation.
Slide #4 should outline the research needs and propose the next steps that should be taken to address the identified gaps. This slide should provide a clear and concise plan for future research, including the methodology, data collection, and analysis techniques that will be employed.
Slide #5 should list the references used in the presentation. It is important to cite all sources properly using the preferred referencing style (e.g., APA, MLA, etc.).
Peer Review Process
Once the Voice Thread presentation is completed, it will be made available for peer review. Each student is required to complete two peer reviews of other presentations within their section. Peer reviews should be constructive and provide feedback on the clarity, organization, and overall effectiveness of the presentation. Feedback can be provided using audio or video comments within the Voice Thread platform.
The Voice Thread presentation and peer review assignment serve as a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their research findings, identify gaps in the literature, and propose future research needs. The use of Voice Thread allows for an interactive and engaging presentation experience, enhancing the communication and learning process. By providing and receiving feedback from peers, students can further develop their presentation skills and gain valuable insights into their research topic.