Presenting Complex Information, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
  • English ()
This course is designed specifically to help engineers and scientists develop better strategies for organizing, displaying and presenting complex data in ways that facilitate understanding in non-expert audiences. 


The course will apply current research from cognitive/learning sciences and technical communication, to present strategies for adapting complex information based on insights from these areas.

Purdue NExT courses are taken fully online. They are self-paced, and incorporate multiple forms of media typically. Most are part of a series, but each can be taken as a stand-alone course. Learners will view short pre-recorded instruction videos, participate in interactive learning activities for application, have the ability to engage with faculty and peers in courses and check application of skills developed through assignments and quizzes.

Students in this course will have the opportunity to develop presentations in their own interest areas that reflect best practices in the organization, design, and delivery of presentations. Students will get concrete feedback on how effectively their presentations communicate complex information from both communication experts and other participants in the course.

Students will Learn:

  • To examine different strategies for presenting complex information
  • To review methods for analyzing and adapting information for different audiences
  • To discuss content organizational strategies
  • Techniques for developing presentation slides and visual information
  • How to describe techniques for improving presentation delivery

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Course Modules:

  • Analyzing the Speaking Situation
  • Organizational Methods for Arranging Material
  • Explanation Strategies
  • Creating Visuals with Maximum Impact
  • Using Delivery Methods to Captivate Attention

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    299 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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