Course A227/21 Research presenter - Educational Informatics

ECTS: 2.8

Course leader: Mads Ronald Dahl

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 3,360.00 DKK

Max seats: 24

Applicants: 22

Status: Course is finished

Semester: Spring 2021

Application deadline: 01/04/2021

Start date: 29/04/2021

Administrator: Annette Poulsen

Course changed to online

Due to Covid-19 the course has been changed to online teaching

Title: Research presenter - Educational Informatics A227/21

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2021

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).
Basic knowledge about the use of a personal computer and the Windows operating system.

Aim: To train the technological, the rhetorical and the reflection skills to benefit both research presentation and large class- teaching.

Learning outcomes:
Identify and apply methodologies in computer-based teaching
Apply rhetoric Skills for preparing and delivering research presentations
Use reflective skills in evaluating performance in presenting and teaching at university level
Produce and present effective scientific posters
Apply tools for giving and receiving feedback

Researchers need presentation skills. However, research presentations can be both personally rewarding and demanding. The oral presentation is a genre used throughout the researchers’ career from PhD to senior researcher. Combined with modern information and communication technology (ICT), a researcher should be able to choose from a broad pallet of options. However, the researcher should prioritize and use this technological and rhetorical pallet in accordance with the purpose of the presentation. Along with rhetorical skills to master stage performance and technology skills, the researcher must acquire knowledge at an expert level. The skill of communicating with experts must be supplemented with knowledge about ICT and science rhetoric in order to disseminate the intricacies of science. The technological and rhetorical skills and reflection skills trained in this course will benefit mainly research presentation, but also large-group class- teaching e.g. lecturing.

Recommended knowledge for participation: Basic knowledge about the use of a personal computer and the Windows operating system.

Course plan:
Home exercise 1:                 
Read and comment on: The Naked Presenter. PDF Chapter 2.
Find a title for your research presentation topic.
Make three “take home messages (THM)” for the topic.
Upload the title and THM to  
Prepare a 5 min. poster presentation for day 1. Posters can be made in PowerPoint and presented digitally or as a print in size A0.

Modul A (9.15 – 10.00)
Introduction to the course (PowerPoint presentation)
The Naked Presenter (Oral presentation – 3MT method) 

Modul B (10.00 – 12.15)
Rhetoric (Lecture)
One on one poster presentation
Lunch (12.15 – 13.00) 

Module C (13.00 – 16.00)
Poster Presentation in two groups
Presentation day 2 startup (Workshop and hands on)

Between days
Home exercise 2:  
Prepare the research presentation using ie. PechaKucha, Powerpoint, Mentimeter, Prezi ….. for concept/presentation

Individual support and guidance for presentation development.

Modul D (9.15-12.15)
Introduction to the day
Harnessing your Ethos
Feedback – give and take
Training personal performance

Modul E (13.00-16.00)
Research presentation in groups
Evaluation and feedback

Instructors: Mads R Dahl (course leader), Peter Musaeus.

Dates and times: 29 April and 12 May 2021, both days from 9.15-16.00

Online teaching

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc network
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 29 April 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 12 May 2021 09:15 - 16:00