- A student picks an article in the field of Computational Neuroscience, Neuroscience or Artificial Intelligence, reads it and gains a detailed understanding of the material.
- Then she/he prepares an ~hour-long presentation (45 minutes minimum!!) to explain motivation, methods and the results of the paper to the others.
- A student also composes a test consisting of 4 questions, which will check how well the listeners understood the presentation. The test should take 10 minutes to complete and focuses on the key aspects of the article.
- In order to spark conversation and make the seminar more amenable, two other students will be chosen every week, to prepare 3 questions each about that week's paper. During the seminar the students will need to ask these questions to the presenter.
- A student gives the presentation. It should be at least 1 hour long. If you have not enough material to fill the whole hour then make your presentation more detailed or pick a more informative article. Listeners can ask questions during and after the presentation.
- After the presentation listeners do two things:
- Fill a feedback sheet grading various aspects of the presentation. These grades will give the presenter feedback on his presentation skills and are used to decide whether the presenter will pass the course.
- Complete the test provided by the presenter. The results of this test will affect whether the student passes the course.
- Presenter grades the answers given to his test.
- You can access paywalled papers from outside the university using VPN: https://wiki.ut.ee/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=17105590
If we will have empty time slots (there are fewer people than weeks) the students with the worst attendance records will be the first candidates to present the second time. This is also a way to gain additional points.
When creating the test for your presentation you need to meet the following requirements:
- You must ask for the student's ID/alias.
- You must have 4 questions.
- Each question must be single or multiple choice.
- Each question counts the same.
- You must use google forms quiz (see below).
- If you have a multiple-choice question, it is your responsibility to count partially correct answers.
- You must send each student's mark (between 0 and 1) to the teacher after the class (can be csv/excel format).
To create a test, go to Google Forms and create a new form. Make sure you mark the forms as a quiz:
An example of a test from previous years: