Teaching Technical Material to Non Technical People Video Essay

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  • Do you notice the difference in how it is explained in non-technical terms?
  • What strategies does the speaker use to help people who are not “techies” understand the concepts?
  • Prepare two different explanations of a specific technology topic such as the one you watched on

  • One explanation will be for technical people who know all the jargon of the field. You don’t want to ‘dummy’ it down for these people.
  • The second one will be for non-technical people who know none of the jargon of the field. The concept needs to be clearly explained using everyday language. However, don’t treat them like children.
  • Present your explanations to members of a panel who will judge whether they are appropriate for the audience.