Course Activity and Digital Badge

Each registered participant will develop one activity that employs various concepts and strategies introduced in the course. Participants will be asked to complete assignments between the course segments that support the learning objectives and will receive feedback and constructive critique from the facilitators on how to improve and shape their work. Participants who successfully complete the entire activity will receive an EDUCAUSE digital badge recognizing their accomplishment.

Schedule and Activities

Session 1: Storytelling

Lead Presenter: Cara Giacomini
March 13, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

This workshop will focus on the elements of a good story and tailoring your story to a specific audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the elements of a good story
  • Construct multiple versions of a story to suit different audiences
  • Implement tips for communicating with leadership

Session Activity

  • Group exercise: Start with why
  • Individual: Tailor a dashboard

Session 2: Data and Display

Lead Presenter: Juliana Miaira Kutch
March 20, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

This workshop will focus on displaying data in a way that effectively communicates your message.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how people process visual information based on Gestalt principles
  • Learn basic design elements to communicate effectively
  • Improve your graphs and dashboards

Session Activity

  • Individual: Storytelling case study

Session 3: Delivery

Lead Presenter: Leah Lang and Kirk Kelly
March 27, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

This workshop will focus on finding good data, developing clear metrics, creating an effective presentation, engaging your audience, and delivering your message with confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify four rules for choosing good data
  • Learn how to structure an effective presentation
  • Practice methods for projecting confidence
  • Construct multiple versions of a presentation to suit different time constraints

Session Activity

  • Group discussion: Who is your audience and how do you communicate with them?
  • Individual: The Elevator Pitch