Assertion/Evidence Model Presentation

Example of Assertion/Evidence modeling in a Power Point Slide

For my final reflection in my Information Access and Evaluation course over at American College of Education, I was asked to consider what I’ve learned over the past 5 weeks and to either write a paper on the subject or create a presentation using any of the most popular presentation software packages.  I chose to create a presentation using Prezi, which I like because the audience can see everything that will be discussed right up front and easily move back and forth through the presentation.

In the Assertion/Evidence (A/E) model of presentation, you make a statement, then provide evidence for that statement.  You use some sort of graphic (charts, images, video, etc.) to explain your evidence.  You DON’T write a slide full of bullet points that people have to read or that you use as your notes as you present.  In the A/E model, the audience is exposed to visual, linguistic, and if you use audio files, auditory stimulation in order to gain knowledge and understanding from the presentation.

In my presentation, I used a YouTube video as a bit of levity to begin the presentation, proceeded through my understanding of what assessment and evaluation are and how an important component of Information Assess and Evaluation includes digital citizenry.  I end the presentation with two audio files (you get to hear my voice!) on what I learned and how it applies to the EdTech standards I”m learning and my thoughts on two of my classmates’ presentations from an earlier assignment.  Here’s my presentation:

Assertion and Evaluation Presentation


How do you format your presentations? Are the slides just cue cards for you to read as you present or is the presentation something the audience can reflect on and use to critically think about the subject matter?