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Undertaking research presentations

Trevor Collins, Ann Jones Wednesday 24 March, 1.45-2.45pm, Workshop 6F, Wilson D Block

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14 March 2010

Trevor Collins, Ann Jones

Wednesday 24 March, 1.45-2.45pm
Workshop 6F
Wilson D Block, HR Learning & Development Centre, Room 4

Giving presentations is a key part of being a researcher.  This session will consider why presentations are important; what makes a good presentation; what makes people nervous in giving talks; how to manage and harness their anxiety; and it will discuss how to prepare for and develop the content of presentations.

Trevor Collins is a Research Fellow in the Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) at The Open University.  His research interests include technology-enhanced learning, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence.  He helps run the (U501) Doctoral Training Workshops on presentation skills and previously supported PhD students in KMI as the postgraduate tutor responsible for PhD student training.

Ann Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University UK.  Her research interests include the evaluation of information and communication technologies, social and affective aspects of using technologies to support learning. In the past she has researched into how technology can support young people’s use and development of affective and social skills, whilst more recent work includes reviews of affect and technology and its application to mobile learning. She completed her PhD part time at the Open university and has helped run the (U501) Doctoral Training Workshops on presentation skills.  She has also been involved in postgraduate training in other ways - e.g. in developing and setting up the full time MRes.

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