What presentation format is most conducive to your learning?

Reading a paper aloud (provided the presenter reads well and makes eye contact, paper is written *as a talk*)
34% (28 votes)
Speaking extemporaneously (provided there's a clear structure in the talk and the speaker doesn't go off topic)
40% (33 votes)
Poster presentation
1% (1 vote)
Discussion (couple of questions/prompts and/or visual aids/artifacts, then presentation time is allotted to group discussion)
25% (21 votes)
Total votes: 83


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Commentary about the poll

1. I'm sorry about the situation with permissions, but in this last upgrade to the latest version of Drupal, I lost the ability to set the access control (and thus enable anonymous, unregistered users to vote in polls). When I go to Computers and Writing in May, I am going to see if I can persuade a certain person to sit down with me and help fix that; I'm going to try to bribe him with a fancy dinner.

2. Yes, I understand that most of you would say "Both! And! All of them! It depends!" The point here is to answer the "if you HAD TO CHOOSE ONE" question.

3. To respond to one particular criticism: I understand that not everyone is qualified to respond to the poster presentation option. I expect that only those who have experience with poster sessions would choose that answer, and the point of having that as an option is just to see how many people would choose it -- just to be inclusive.


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I am going to invite the audience to play charades in order to suss out my next presentation.

Presentation formats

In theory, discussions should work well for me--they suit my style of learning. In practice, I can't hear well enough to follow them, so I end up getting nothing out of them. I do like the chance to make my own comment, but I feel comfortable doing so only at the beginning of the discussion; after that, I have no way of knowing if someone else already brought up the point.

I think it's interesting to consider the difference between the first two options. Could the content be exactly the same in each? I don't see why not. But speaking extemporaneously tends to be more like a conversational approach, and I have more practice in focusing on conversations than on reading aloud, so I tend to get more out of them.

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