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Moving Student Presentations Online

Kimberly Kenward (Grand Valley State University, USA)
Justin Melick (Grand Valley State University, USA)
Rosemary Cleveland (Grand Valley State University, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2015 - 10:10am
Blended Models & Course Design
Areas of Special Interest: 
Innovative Blends
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Innovation and Experimentation
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Governor's Square 12
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Concurrent Session 5

This conference presentation will offer best practices and solutions for student presentations which need to be completed in an online delivery format.

Extended Abstract

Online learning or blended learning models have continued to gain popularity especially at the graduate level in higher education. According to the 2013 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, the number of higher education students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 7.1 million. As more faculty are transitioning their face to face courses to an online format, faculty have had to rethink how to organize their final class meeting which often time focused on student oral presentations.

Our conference presentation will help faculty and instructional designers identify technology resources and assignment design considerations for supporting online student presentations. This session will also provide information on the role of student project partners to facilitate student engagement opportunities for peer review and feedback. Although technology is essential, research on student video and online presentations has identified significant relevance of including a peer evaluation component (Green 2008; Holland 2014; and Mangalaraj & Taneja 2010).

What we have found with moving student presentations to an online format is that our students not only connect with content, the instructor, and each other; but they also utilize technology to impact their learning. Although these changes were necessary to accommodate the format of our online classes, these tools and project partner requirements could be used to support traditional or flipped classroom models.

Our presentation will consist of a mix of slideshow presentation, sample video clips, large group discussion, and question and answer session. We will also make our presentation slideshow and sample resources available on the conference website.


Allen, E. and Seaman J. (2014, January). 2013 - Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States - OLC. Retrieved January 27, 2015, from http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/grade-change-2013

Green, D. T. (2008), Using Student Video Presentations in an Online Course. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 6: 521_526. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-4609.2008.00193.x/full

Holland, L. C. (2014). Student online presentations and peer evaluations in a face-to-face case class. Journal of Financial Education, 40(1), 45-67. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.gvsu.edu/docview/1640470299?accountid...

Kolowich, S. (2015, January 26). Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? Retrieved January 28, 2015, from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/could-video-feedback-replace-the-...

Mangalaraj, G., Singh, A., & Taneja, A. (2010). Bolstering teaching through online tools. Journal of Information Systems Education, 21(3), 299+. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA241515891&v=2.1&u=lom_gvalley...

Lead Presenter

Kim has worked as an instructional designer for over 18 years, with 15 of those years at GVSU. She has taught and developed several online/hybrid educational technology courses, as well as worked as the Instruction Librarian and Library Director at various institutions. Kim is actively involved in the GVSU College of Education teacher preparation programs, specifically in the area of integrating technology into teaching and learning. Kim earned her bachelor degree in Secondary Education and a Masters of Information and Library Studies.


Moving Student Presentations Online will

1. Identify and describe the challenges involved with student presentation in an online environment.
2. Discuss the solutions and technologies that are being used to solve this problem (Ensemble dropboxes, Blackboard, project partners, detailed rubrics).
3. Showcase student presentations that utilize these solutions and technologies.
4. Reflect on the products that the students made and open up for discussion with session attendees regarding their experiences with online student presentations.