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Communicating Engineering Principles Through Voice Enhanced PowerPoint Slide Shows

Communicating Engineering Principles Through Voice Enhanced PowerPoint Slide Shows

Students in Prof. Rhonda Franklin's Radio Frequencies course (EE 5601 (CSE)) produced voice-over, animation enhanced PowerPoint Slide Shows to communicate results of radio frequency studies.

Student Examples:
A Differential-Mode Wideband Bandpass Filter on Microstrip Line for UWB Application (Produced by Kate Momsen & Sean Morgan)


Above: screencapture video. Select to download PowerPoint Slide Show file (.ppsx)

Design of the Compact Dual-Band Bandpass Filter With High Isolation for GPS/WLAN Applications (Produced by Nadim Islam & Ammar Hussain Khan)


Above: screencapture video. Select to download PowerPoint Slide Show file (.ppsx)

Learning Objectives

Learn how to synthesize research and communicate a study and results concisely within the field of Electrical Engineering to peers using an industry voice.

Demonstrated Learning Benefits

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Subject Knowledge Acquired

Critical Electrical Engineering study analysis
Communicating scientific study results concisely for an industry audience, using industry discourse (instead of academic)
Applied practice (some reproduced the article studies in the EE lab)
Scholarly research (info. lit.)

Soft Skill Sets Acquired

Media Enhanced PowerPoint Presentation: voice-over audio & animation (some groups)
Voice Over (scripting)
Media Literacy (Media Arts Approach: understanding the use of media in the EE industry)
Project Management
Group Work

Challenges

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Course Assignment and Grading Rubric

Students in EE 5601 were required to record a 3-5 minute PowerPoint presentation with voice-over audio that was capable of self-playing. The solution was to save the PowerPoint presentations as PowerPoint Slide Shows (.ppsx). Note: This type of presentation works well for still images or minimal animations and audio, but not for video. A streaming video output (produced with a video editor) is strongly advised for presentations that include video formats, as PowerPoint was not designed to handle moving images in auto-playback.

Grading Criteria:
Team Evaluation Grading .pdf
QUALITY OF THE CONTENT:
1. The paper’s goals and objective is explained well. 1 2 3 4 5
2. The application areas are presented clearly. 1 2 3 4 5
3. The component operation is stated clearly. 1 2 3 4 5
4. The modeling method used is explained well. 1 2 3 4 5
5. The team’s modeling approach is explained clearly. 1 2 3 4 5
6. The team’s modeling challenges are stated clearly. 1 2 3 4 5
7. The team’s models are similar to the authors. 1 2 3 4 5
8. The team presented a good understanding of the paper. 1 2 3 4 5

QUALITY OF THE PRESENTATION:
1. The presentation slides are clear and easy to read. 1 2 3 4 5
2. The graphs are clear and easy to read. 1 2 3 4 5
3. The presentation animation amount is just right. 1 2 3 4 5

• If less than 3, circle all that apply.
Speaker 1: Too fast Too slow Too loud Too soft Too repetitive
Speaker 2: Too fast Too slow Too loud Too soft Too repetitive

4. The speaking voice of the presenter (s) is clear. 1 2 3 4 5

• If less than 3, circle all that apply.
Speaker 1: Too fast Too slow Too loud Too soft Too repetitive
Speaker 2: Too fast Too slow Too loud Too soft Too repetitive

5. The presentation length is just the right. 1 2 3 4 5

• If less than 3, circle all that apply.
Length: Too short Too long

6. The word/image balance is just right. 1 2 3 4 5
7. The number of equations used is effective. 1 2 3 4 5
8. The overall presentation was organized. 1 2 3 4 5
9. The overall presentation was presented well. 1 2 3 4 5

External Campus Support Resources

Prof. Rhonda Franklin was referred to Media Services (Scott) through Electrical Engineering subject librarian, Jan Fransen. Scott made a class visit to demonstrate the voice over PowerPoint process and describe support resources available in the SMART Learning Commons (used by a few groups). At the end of the semester, Scott and Jan attended the public screening of the student presentations.

Voice Over PowerPoint Slide Show EE 5601 Support Guide

Student Production Support from the SMART Learning Commons

Reserve Production Equipment
Schedule Media Production Project Support
Media Viewing Room (for voice-over)

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