IST444-Syllabus-Scialdone-Fall2011-MW-Updated11072011-1

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IST 444: Information Reporting and Presentation - Course Syllabus - C OURSE I NFORMATION C OURSE D ETAILS Term : Fall 2011 (Section M009) Time : Monday and Wednesday 12:45 – 2:05 Room : Hinds Hall 111 I NSTRUCTOR Name : Michael J. Scialdone Email : mjsciald@syr.edu Phone : (315) 269-7283 (EMERGENCIES ONLY) Office Hours : TBD R EQUIRED T EXTS Williams, Robin. The Non-Designer’s Design Book . Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, 2008. Koegel, Timothy J. The Exceptional Presenter. Austin, TX: Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2007. C OURSE O BJECTIVES This class is designed to introduce students to basic concepts in the presentation of information, both in oral and printed form. The average person receives so much information that content should be presented in ways that appropriately captures and maintains an audience’s attention. In this class, we will explore a variety of techniques to catch and keep the attention of the audience, and to draw them to the important aspects of a presentation. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Prepare and orally present well-organized material in an interesting and professional manner Write and pitch an executive summary Communicate effectively with different types of audiences Use graphics concepts and techniques to design formats for printed material Effectively use a variety of tools to develop and present information effectively Evaluate and discuss the presentation of information in print, online, and oral formats
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B LACKBOARD L EARNING S YSTEM The iSchool uses the Syracuse University’s Blackboard system to facilitate distance learning and main campus courses. The environment is composed of a number of elements that will help you be successful in both your current coursework and your lifelong learning opportunities. To access Blackboard, go to the following URL: http://blackboard.syr.edu Please visit the iSchool Student Support page on Answers for support. This page will be updated frequently with useful information, so please bookmark this page for future reference: https://answers.syr.edu/display/ischool/iSchool+Blackboard+Resources+-+Students Additional questions regarding Blackboard (for iSchool courses) should be directed to ilms@syr.edu G RADING A SSIGNMENTS P ERCENTAGE V ALUE Company Profile/Logo (Individual) 5% Executive Summary (Individual) 5% Advertisement (and updated logo) (Group) 10% Letterhead, Envelope, Business Card (Group) 5% Resume (Individual) 5% Company Newsletter (Group) 10% Homework and Quizzes 5% Labs 5% Attendance and Participation 5% P RESENTATIONS P ERCENTAGE V ALUE Presentation I (Individual) 2% Presentation II (Individual) 5% Presentation III (Coffee Break) 5% Presentation IV (Group) 8% Presentation V (Individual) 10%
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Presentation VI (Group) 15% P LEASE N OTE T HE F OLLOWING G RADING P OLICIES Assignments must be submitted through Blackboard by the start of class on the date due unless otherwise stated Extensions will not be given unless there are extenuating and verifiable circumstances. Otherwise, only one assignment per student will be accepted
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