1) I’m not really sure what I am supposed to be doing with this assignment. Can you please help?
• Make sure you have read the information about the Vodcast assignment in the UnitOutline.
• Ensure you have read the Vodcast questions, which also includes the marking rubric.
• Answer the Vodcast questions, in relation to your ‘client/person’, in the form of a recordedoral presentation.
2) Can I use a computer-generated voice?
• Absolutely not; we must hear your voice and your pronunciation; this is not supposed to be an exercise to remind us of (the late) Stephen Hawking.
• If you have chosen to make your recording with Screencast-o-matic, please make your recording with both the screen and webcam option.
3) How do I submit the vodcast?
• Follow the instructions on LEO.
• Be mindful that it may take a considerably long time to upload your Vodcast, especially if you plan it for the last minute. I usually receive a lot of agitated emails informing me that some of you can’t upload their presentation, the system ‘froze’, etc. Let me stress: if several hundred students try to upload a 70 MB file each—yes, the system will clog up and you will be late. Plan ahead.
4) Can the Vodcast be based on a real, living person? If so, do we need to change their name so they cannot be identified? Or are we just making the person up?
• Your person/client can be real or 'made-up'.
• Our advice is to choose someone (real or made-up) that is relevant to you and your interests you will get more out of it that way.
• If you are basing your Vodcast on a real person, please change their name.
5) If we select a PowerPointpresentation as the media to present the Vodcast, is there an expectation that the PowerPoint will also contain video footage?
• If you are presenting your Vodcast in PowerPoint format, there is no expectation that it should include video footage; the PowerPoint slides are the ‘visual’ element of
• If video footage is incorporated, that would be fine too—as long as it is your original work and not a (random) video from the internet.
6) Do I need to provide a reference for each slide?
• No, you only need to produce annotated references, and this slide should be the last one of your presentation (see item #7, too).
• We understand that most of the information that you will be sourcing for this assignment is common knowledge and does not require referencing. Please do not try to impress us by providing references to support trivial statements like ‘melanoma is a malignant tumour’.
• However, you will need to provide reference(s) for the following:
I. direct quotes
II. pictures that are not your own
III. statistical information
IV. new information from a current journal article
• Reference/s for the above need to go in the annotatedbibliography.
7) Is the annotated bibliography submitted as a separate document?
• The bibliography should be the last slide in your Vodcastpresentation.
• You do not need to speak about it; it just needs to be there long enough for your marker to hit pause so that they can read it properly.
8) Do I need to reference pictures that I got from the internet or textbook?
• Absolutely. Add them to the annotated bibliography.
9) Do I need to reference a picture that I made up myself?
10) I have found an interesting article on new drugs relevant to the condition I prepared my presentation on. Can I talk about these in my Vodcast?
• Yes, but not on the expense of the expected answers—you need to answer all Vodcast questions.
• If there is enough time to address other aspects in your presentation (such as these interesting findings), then you can address these issues.
11) Will we be listening to the Vodcasts in class, or will my Vodcast be made available to others to listen to?
• No, the only people that will listen to your Vodcast are staff members responsible for marking and moderation of marks.
12) Do I need to check that the Vodcast has been submitted?
• It is your responsibility to check that your Vodcast has been submittedsuccessfully.
• To do this, you will need to go to a different computer, log onto LEO, and open your Vodcast to check that you can see the visual material and hear the audiocontent.
13) Who is the target audience; i.e., how should I pitch my presentation?
• The target audience are health care professionals in your area of study. For example, if you are studying midwifery, then your target audience is midwives. This means that you must be professional in terms of the nomenclature you use; we expect you to communicate clearly and unambiguously using the proper terms—i.e., we expect professionalism when it comes to nomenclature.