Business school uses technology to polish student presentation skills

When the University of B.C.’s Sauder School of Business got feedback from alumni and business people that its graduates lacked presentation and communication skills, it turned to technology to fix a problem.

The result?

A system of pop-up media labs where 400 students every semester deliver five presentations that are captured on video, indexed and uploaded to the university’s network for feedback and grading and for the students to review and polish their presentation skills.

Rob Peregoodoff, Sauder’s director of learning services, said when the business school planned the mandatory course on presentation skills, it had to come up with a method to assess students and let them see their own performance. “Read more”

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