Motivation and emotion/Assessment/Multimedia

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Multimedia presentation - Guidelines
Audiovisual to accompany the book chapter

Summary[edit | edit source]

Record and share an online multimedia presentation up to 3 minutes long which summarises psychological science about a unique motivation or emotion topic. Address the same topic as covered by the book chapter.

Overview[edit | edit source]

  1. Weight: 20%
  2. Due: Week 14 Mon 9am 1 Nov 2021
  3. Create and share an online multimedia presentation which engagingly explains the problem and possible solutions suggested by psychological theory and research for the motivation or emotion topic covered in the book chapter.

Learning outcomes[edit | edit source]

How the learning outcomes are addressed by this assessment exercise:

Learning outcome Assessment task
Integrate theories and current research towards explaining the role of motivation and emotions in human behaviour. Summarise the main theoretical principles and key research to explain a specific motivation or emotion topic.
Critically apply knowledge of motivation or emotion to an indepth understanding of a specific topic in this field. Demonstrate how psychological knowledge applies to understanding human behaviour in everyday life.

Graduate attributes[edit | edit source]

How this assessment exercise addresses the graduate attributes:

Graduate attribute Assessment task
Be professional - communicate effectively Use oral, visual, and multimedia communication skills.
Be professional - display initiative and drive Produce a multimedia presentation about an applied motivation or emotion topic.
Be professional - solve problems via thinking Use critical thinking to summarise how psychological science can address real-world problems.
Be a global citizen - informed and balanced Provide a balanced overview presentation which is accessible to a lay audience.
Be a global citizen - creative use of technology Create a novel multimedia presentation using simple tools.
Be a lifelong learner - evaluate and adopt new technology Learn how to prepare, record and openly share a multimedia presentation.

Guidelines[edit | edit source]

Follow these general guidelines and address the marking criteria:

  1. Overview: Explain the motivation or emotion problem, key points related to theory and research, and emphasise practical, take-home messages.
  2. Style and format:
    1. Style is open - could be in third person, second person, or first person narrative point of view.
    2. Format is open - could be a screencast, slidecast, animation, or video.
    3. Effectively communicate key psychological ideas using basic online multimedia tools.
    4. Present a "stand alone" work. The audience should not need to read the chapter in order to understand the presentation. Avoid repeated references to the chapter, although the presentation should be hyperlinked to the chapter for further information.
  3. Platform:
    1. Platform is open - as long it allows public viewing online via a web browser without having to login or download.
    2. A common method is to create narrated slides (e.g., with Microsoft Powerpoint), record audio, and then export as a video file to a hosting service such as YouTube. Other potential methods and hosting spaces are listed here.
  4. Scripting: Better quality productions tend to be scripted beforehand and involve at least a few takes.
  5. Equipment: Recommended equipment:
    1. microphone (better sound quality will be achieved with an external microphone (rather than an inbuilt/onboard microphone)
    2. recording device (e.g., computer, tablet, or phone) connected to the internet
  6. Length:
    1. 3 minutes (max.). Beyond the max. will not be counted for marking purposes.
    2. No minimum.
  7. Submission: Submit the chapter URL (website address) and Wikiversity author name into the assignment drop-box via UCLearn.

Marking criteria[edit | edit source]

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Multimedia presentations will be marked according to these criteria:

  1. Overview (10%): Outline focus question(s) and/or the purpose of the presentation. Consider introducing a specific, "real-world" problem or case study.
  2. Content (10%): Well organised explanation of how key motivation or emotion theory(ies) and research apply to the problem.
  3. Conclusion (10%): Provide practical take-home message(s). Take-home messages are very brief summaries of what the best available psychological science says about the sub-title question. They can also be practical, self-help, implementation-type messages.
  4. Audio (30%):
    1. Clear, well-paced, engaging style of audio communication. A common mistake is to verbalise too many technical words and concepts too quickly and in a monotone manner.
    2. Speaking rate: Target 125 to 150 words per minute for public speaking. Develop a script that is no longer than 450 words to fit within 3 minutes. This is roughly 10% of the written chapter. More info: [1] [2]
    3. Recording quality: Clearly audible with minimal background noise (e.g., use a microphone).
    4. Some excellent examples of short, clearly explained audio about scientific findings can be found on the Great Moments in Science ABC Radio National podcast by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. For example: What we know about misophonia, the 'hatred of sounds'.
  5. Video (30%):
    1. Easy-to-grasp, interesting style of visual communication. A common mistake is to present too much text and/or use font which is too small.
    2. Consider supplementing text-based visuals with tables, pictures, and/or diagrams. But also try to avoid over-complicated visuals because it can be difficult for a viewer to simultaneously process audio and video.
    3. Recording quality: Clearly visible (e.g., not too light/dark, good resolution, not blurry or jerky).
  6. Meta-data (5%):
    1. Accurate title and sub-title (i.e., matches the book chapter)
    2. Informative description
    3. Provide a clickable, working hyperlink from the multimedia presentation to the online book chapter (e.g., in the description field).
    4. Provide a link from the book chapter to the multimedia presentation (by adding {{MECR3|1=the website address}} underneath the title).
    5. Acknowledge academic sources used in the presentation in a list of APA style references (e.g., at the end of the presentation and/or in the description field).
  7. Licensing (5%):
    1. Copyright license for the presentation is clearly indicated (as appropriate to the hosting platform). For example:
      1. at the beginning (e.g., on title slide) and/or end of the presentation (e.g., last slide)
      2. in the description and/or license field
    2. Apply your preferred licensed. Options include:
      1. all rights reserved
      2. Creative Commons licenses (e.g., see Figure 1). These are preferred so that the presentation can be re-used.
    3. Acknowledge the source of any images used in the presentation. A common mistake is to re-use copyrighted images without permission and/or acknowledgement. The source (and author if the image has a w:Creative Commons license#Attributino#Creative Commons Attribution license) could be acknowledged:
      1. On the slide where the materials are presented
      2. At the end of the presentation
      3. In the description of the presentation (this is probably the best way because the hyperlinks will be clickable)
Figure 1. Example of a YouTube video which has been published with a Creative Commons Attribution license and which explains the copyright source for images used.

Grade descriptions[edit | edit source]

This section describes typical characteristics of multimedia presentations at each grade level, based on the marking criteria.

Grade Description
HD (High Distinction) An excellent, professional multimedia presentation which effectively communicates how key concepts from motivation and/or emotion theory and research can be applied to a specific, applied problem. The presentation is well-scripted, well-paced, and clearly structured. Audio and video quality are excellent. Engages the viewer and retains interest. Clear take-home message(s). Production quality makes effective use of simple tools.
DI (Distinction) A very good multimedia presentation. Key concepts are well covered and summarised. The presentation is well-scripted. The presentation may be more pedestrian or lacking in quality of insight or production compared to HD presentations. Nevertheless, the presentations provides a valuable and useful overview of key relevant theory and research about the topic.
CR (Credit) The presentation does a competent job of informing the viewer about key theory and research about a specific topic. Unlike higher-grade presentations, this presentation has some notable flaw(s) or omission(s) in either content (e.g., coverage may be unbalanced) and/or style (e.g., too fast) and/or an aspect of production quality (e.g., audio background noise) which may make it somewhat difficult for a viewer to follow. Nevertheless, the presentation successfully communicates the main information.
P (Pass) The presentation is sufficient as a basic recorded presentation of key psychological science theory and research in relation to an applied problem. However, these presentation are typically rudimentary (e.g., minimalistic text-based slides with narrated audio) and/or pedestrian (e.g., rapid, monotone verbalisation of dot-points) and may also exhibit technical problems (e.g., poor sound quality). The presentation likely lacks depth of insight about the topic and often doesn't provide illustrative examples (or overly indulges in a specific example) or can be overly detailed and lacking in selectivity of key content. Nevertheless, the presentation succeeds in communicating the main ideas in an understandable manner. The presentation is unlikely to be well planned or scripted and may be too long or short.
F (Fail) The presentation does not provide a sufficiently indepth an/or watchable overview of the problem and what is known from a motivation or emotion theory and research point of view. There may be little or poor preparation of material and/or poor production quality. The presentation may attempt to compensate for a lack of adequate content by overly focusing on a narrow aspect of the topic and thereby missing the overall target. Technical problems may include poor quality picture, audio, or both. The presentation is typically frustrating for a user to watch because it is difficult to understand the presentation's purpose and/or to learn from the presented material.

Submission and marking[edit | edit source]

  1. Submit via UCLearn
  2. Submissions will be evaluated according to the marking criteria.
  3. Late submissions will be penalised -5% per day late, up to 7 days late. Submissions more than 7 days late will be awarded 0.
  4. For assessment submitted by the original due date, marks and feedback should be returned within three weeks of the due date.
    1. Marks will be available via UCLearn
    2. Feedback will be available via the book chapter's talk/discussion page.
    3. Availability of marks and feedback will be notified via UCLearn Announcements.
  5. If you don't understand or disagree with your mark and/or feedback, then please see the marking dispute process.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Examples of high quality multimedia presentations:

For more examples, see the red Ms in the lists of previous book chapters.

See also[edit | edit source]