Communication/public speaking courses use GoReact for no-hassle skills assessment. GoReact allows educators to capture video of student speeches/presentations for feedback, grading, and critique of their skills. Public speaking courses have always been the bread and butter of GoReact. Business schools, communication programs, and many other professions require students to have awesome presentation skills.
GoReact has four activity types that can be used in creative ways to meet the needs of a communication/public speaking course. This guide gives some best practice examples of how each activity type can be used.
Example activity types:
Self-Submit activities allow participants to record their own videos and submit them for feedback.
This activity type is generally used for at-home/remote presentations or simply for practice speeches.
Example activities: Introduction speech, Persuasive speech
Live Event activities are similar to Self-Submit activities, except feedback can be given live at the time of the recording. Instructors and/or peers can critique these videos in real-time from within the same classroom, or remotely while watching the live stream. This is a great way to keep the class involved during in-class presentations.
Example activities: In-class speeches/presentations
Stimulus Activities allow instructors to provide a stimulus/prompt video for students to respond to by recording a video of their own. This recorded response will be synchronized with the stimulus media, so both videos can be played back simultaneously. This activity can be used as an interview skills training tool. Although it isn’t specifically for interviewing, GoReact is a great platform for business schools and school counselors to conduct mock interviews, provide feedback, and help students learn how to present themselves better. Even just watching themselves during an interview can be eye-opening for young professionals preparing to enter the workforce.
Example activities: Mock interviews
Comment Only activities can be used anytime that you want students to watch and respond to a video. If you have a video that would be beneficial for your students to watch, you can set up a Comment Only activity, and have each student watch and respond to that video.
Example activities: TED Talks
Example activity settings:
- Slide Sync - Slide Sync allows students the ability to upload a PowerPoint presentation and record their speech side-by-side.
- Markers - Re-usable color-coded labels that can be used to mark-up videos. (i.e. eye contact, vocal filler, body language, shifting, voice inflection, good gesture, smooth transition)
- Peer Critique - Allow other students to evaluate each other. They can also complete a peer evaluation rubric!