Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Research Presentations
What is a Digital Research Presentation?
It is a research presentation in PowerPoint made accessible to the Internet. It condenses research for general audiences. Here is an example: K-pop Cartography: Navigating Subcultural Capital in K-pop Fandom
I already have a research poster/paper/project. Why should I do a Digital Presentation?
A Digital Presentation creates a file that can be archived through the Office of Student Research in Digital Commons, Longwood University’s institutional repository. This creates a permanent link accessible by individuals around the world. Students can also embed the link in resumes and online profiles.
Do I have to have a completed research poster/paper/project to do a Digital Presentation?
No. You can create a Digital Presentation from any research-based or scholarly assignment that is in-progress.
Design Tips for Digital Presentations in PowerPoint
- Avoid large blocks of text: Limit text on each slide to 50-75 words or less. Use additional slides to fully convey information
- Consider your audience: Avoid jargon when possible. Explain terms that may be unfamiliar to a general audience.
- Fonts: Limit your presentation to 2 fonts. You can find different font pairings under Themes>Theme Options>Fonts.
- Colors: Limit your use of colors. Use the color palettes under Themes>Theme Options>Fonts.