Audience Analysis Worksheet Who will be listening to your presentation? Check all that apply. Peers Superiors Subordinates Strangers What do they expect you to talk about? “SMART” Classroom: Distance Education What general characteristics do you know about the audience? Age: Variety of ages (faculty and students) Gender: Male and Female Education: Undergraduate, postgraduate, including Ph. Ds Experience with topic: Knowledgeable professors, less knowledgeable peers Other What does your audience need to know about the topic? Check and explain all that apply. General background or overview: Distance Education gives one the opportunity to take classes either by TeleCourse, Internet, or Videoconferencing. Details: There is a training course involved before anybody is allowed to use the “SMART” classroom. (30-60 min.) Cost estimates: McLane’s donated $20,000 per “SMART” classroom. There are currently six classrooms in use with one being fully functional. ($35,000 worth of equipment) Other: This increases the students understanding that you do not have to take classes in a lecture environment if you do not want to. How will your listeners use this information? Check and explain all that apply. Make decisions: Our presentation gives the listeners the opportunity to take a class that they would not be able to enroll in without this option. Perform a task Form an opinion Increase understanding: Our objective was to better inform the audience about what is available when deciding to take Distance Education classes. Other: We wanted to make students more aware of the facilities that are now available when taking these kind of classes. (Holland High School, TC at Cameron, TC at Taylor) 2 What are your audience’s biggest concerns or objections? Check and explain all that apply. Too expensive: These classrooms cost a lot for the components and materials that are involved with allowing the teachers to use the best equipment available for teaching the students. Too difficult Other What do you want your audience to think, know, or do as a result of this presentation? Our objective was to try to give the audience a better understanding for the purpose and implementation process of the “SMART” classrooms.