For-Profit Education

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FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION 5

For-ProfitEducation

TorriaJenkins

CommunicationPublic Speaking

SouthernNew Hampshire University

FinalProject

Overview

Inthe last decade, for profit schools have increased in the UnitedStates (McGuire, 2012). For profit education or proprietary educationrefers to education institutions that are operated with an aimearning money. They include educational management organization, K-12schools and post secondary institutions. The increased number of forprofit schools reflects commercialization of the education sector.However, these schools play an important role in supplementing theeffort of the government in the provision of education. To ensurequality, the government, appropriate regulations are necessary.Nonetheless, access to quality and affordable education need to bethe priority of the government (Tieney &amp Hentschke, 2007).

Themain source in the presentation is “Newplayers, different game: Understanding the rise of for-profitcolleges and universities” byTieney and Hentschke. The book provides a comprehensive review ofthe education sector as the economic value of education increases inthe modern world. The book argues that this is the main reason whyfor profit learning institutions have emerged in the modern educationsector. This book is essential in the presentation because itanalyses the benefits and challenges of for profit education and howit can coexist with the traditional not for profit education models(Tieney &amp Hentschke, 2007).

Visualaids are essential in presentation to ensure that the audiencecomprehends the contents of the presentation or maintaining interestof the audience. However, the use of visual aids should notcompromise the quality and main message in the presentation. Thereare other benefits that can be accrued from effective use of visualaids. These include enhancing audience involvement and increasing theimpacts of the presentation. Some of the common visual aids that canbe used include whiteboards, slides, videos, handouts and flip charts(Ledden, 2012).

Dueto technological advancement, there are several technologies that areavailable and can be used in the presentation. The choice oftechnology will be influenced by practicability, suitability,appropriateness and objectiveness of the technology. For example, thetechnology should be appropriate for the targeted audience. The mostcommon presentation technology is PowerPoint presentation. Thistechnology is appropriate and practical because it allows theincorporation graphics, photos, spreadsheets and other animations inthe presentation. It also allows the presenter to be creative and can=be modified easily. Other technologies include video conferencingand online presentations (Ledden, 2012).

Design,development and delivery

Theeffectiveness of the presentation will be influenced by how the ideasand facts are organized. The presentation will be divided into threeparts. The first part will introduce the issues and define key wordssuch as what is for profit education. The introduction will alsomention the purpose of the presentation. The second part is the mainof the presentation which gives the main arguments. The third partwill summarize the arguments in the presentation. PowerPoint will bethe main technology in the presentation. One slide each will be usedin the introduction and the conclusion. Visual aids, photos andanimations will be used in enhancing the delivery of thepresentation. Additionally, interactions with the audience willenhance the presentation. Since the main audience of thepresentation is educators, parents, policy makers and otherstakeholders in the education sector, PowerPoint presentationenriched with visual aids as well as interactive sessions will beappropriate. One of my strengths is the ability to use technology toprepare for the presentation. This will be critical in enhancing myconfidence during presentation, since it is my most importantweakness.

Audience

Thepresentation mainly target educators, policy makers, parents andstakeholders in the education sector. These are individuals withadequate knowledge of current trends in the education sector.Additionally, some of the audience may be senior institutions headand government officials. This should be taken into considerationduring the presentation in order to demonstrate appropriaterecognition and respect. For example, important guests need to berecognized at the beginning of the presentation. Additionally, thepresentation should be ethical and not be offensive to some audience.For example, direct attacks on individuals or institutions during thepresentation are unethical. The tone in the presentation shouldresonate with the audience and the context of the presentation todemonstrate mutual respect and promote audience involvement (Duarte,2012).

References

Duarte,N. (2012). HBR guide to persuasive presentations. Boston,Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press.

Ledden,E. (2013). The presentation book: how to create it, shape it anddeliver it! Harlow, England: Pearson.

McGuire,M. (2012). “Subprime Education: For-profit Colleges and the Problemwith Title IV” Student Aid Duke Law Journal, 62 (1):119-160.

Tierney,W. G., &amp Hentschke, G. C. (2007).New players, different game:Understanding the rise of for-profit colleges and universities.Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.

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