MP1 & MP2 - Media Presentations
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All ECTS 518 scholars are expected to develop or acquire two different PowerPoint presentations as described below. Each presentation should be planned so that it does not exceed five minutes in length. Longer presentations may be accepted, but only if they are REALLY GOOD!

ECTS scholars are expected to have developed the basic skills necessary to prepare PowerPoint presentations, but may use whatever technical assistance is available to develop their presentations OR may use existing presentations that have been professionally developed, as long as those presentations meet the criteria for each presentation specified below.

Scholars who have their own web sites are encouraged to post their PowerPoint presentations on those sites. Scholars lacking the resources to do that are expected to put their presentations on a CD (best choice) Floopy Disk, Zip Disk to be brought in or mailed in with the ECTS 518 portfolio materials sent to the ECTS 518 Instructor.

All scholars who live close enough to CSUSB are encouraged (but not required) to bring a copy of their PowerPoint presentations to class for Class Sessiob 8 (refer to "518 Schedule and Assignments"), as seeing what other scholars have done has proven to be both valuable and entertaining.

Both presentations are expected to meet all of the following criteria:
  1. Include interesting photos. NOTE: Pictures taken with a digital camera or images imported from a scanner may take up a lot of memory. If so please use an image editing program to crop and compress your photos (after you have taken them, and before you add them to your PowerPoint) so they don't require so much memory. A photo right from your camera might take up 500k of memory, but after being compressed the mempry could be brought down to as little as 10k. The best pictures are usually those that show people actually doing something.

  2. Comply with all on site policies relative to photographing people. NOTE: A signed release from anyone included in a photograph is required in order to use most photographs under most cercumstances. Be sure to find out what the local policy is, and follow that policy, before taking any photographs of students or other people.

  3. Keep use of text to a minimum. NOTE: Most people really don't like to read a lot of information (especially in a PowerPoint presentation). They would rather be told and/or look at pictures and/or short video clips. Obviously some text is necessary, but keep it simple and keep moving from frame to frame.

  4. Format for either "stand alone" OR "moderated" use NOTE: A "stand alone" presentation is one that has has automatic slide advancing and can simply be given to someone to look at on their own. A "moderated" presentation requires thr presentor to manually advance each slide. A "Click here to continue" button can be included on each slide and is recommended for both "stand alone" and "moderated" ptesentations.

  5. Include a brief report in which you: Differentiate between andragogical and pedagogical applications relative to your target audience and explain how you implemented andragogical or pedagogical strategies in the completion of this assignment.

MP1 - "Marketing Your Course"

The purpose of this presentation is to develop a simple marketing tool using PowerPoint techniques (described above) that will help motivate potential students to enroll in a particular course you teach. The presentation may focus on a program instead of a course, but in either case the presentation should be short, should include some good pictures and should be designed to capture the interest of potential students.

The presentation must include some PICTURES of the facility you are promoting. The best type of pictures show students who are enjoying working on something that looks interesting! Be sure to review the criteria relative to pictures of people. It is OK to use friends or members of your own family in the pictures.

Former ECTS Scholar Brian Wright has created an excellent example of a short PowerPoint marketing tool to promote the "Cisco Networking Acadamy Program." To see Mr. Wright's presentation you will need PowerPoint software. Follow the link just below to download (less than a half MB) a copy of
Please note that Mr. Wright's presentation is short, has specific (easy to understand information) and includes great photos and graphics. Also his link to a website for further information is an excellent idea.

MP2 - "Mediated Lesson"

The purpose of this presentation is to develop a short stand alone lesson that can be given to students to work on at their own pace. There are obvious advantages for both instructors and students when such mediated lessons are available.

The lesson must be based on a clear and specific Student Performance Objective, and must include a printed statement within the first two or three frames that clearly indicates exactly what students should be able to do as a result of viewing the presentation.

The presentation should include some good PICTURES that illustrate the task students are expected to be able to accompilsh. Close up pictures can be particularly helpful. It isn't necessary to show anyone's face, although pictures that do show student faces that reflect an interest in what they are doing can be a very good thing. It is OK to use friends or members of your own family in the pictures. Be sure to review the above criteria relative to pictures of people.

Former ECTS Scholar Brian Wright has created an excellent example of a short PowerPoint mediated lesson on "How to Make a Stright-through cable." To see Mr. Wright's Lesson you will need PowerPoint software. Follow the link just below to download (less than a half MB) a copy of
Please note that Mr. Wright indicated exactly what students should be able to do as a result of complpeting the lesson, that his directions were clear, simple and specific, and that he used good photos very effectively to help students see each step of the process.

Another Option

Scholars who have experience making videos may opt to make a video tape for either one or both of the media presentations. It is considerably more difficult to make a good video than it is to make a good PowerPoint, so this option is only recommend for scholars who have the experience and resources to complete a good short video that meets the same basic criteria indicated above.


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