Presentation and public speaking skills are crucial to so many disciplines, yet few online students are given opportunity to speak. How might instructors foster presentation skills in their online classes? I’ll answer that question in this session, sharing my experience teaching fully online public speaking classes (with synchronous online speeches) and discussing how we can use the online learning environment more fully to our students’ benefit.
• Explain how students will be able to demonstrate their progress on course learning outcomes with online presentations.
• Identify practical strategies for adapting oral presentations to the online class format.
• Explain some of the pitfalls, problem-solving techniques, and benefits to oral presentations in an online class.