Thing 17 looks at online presentation tools.
Prezi is a very nice tool. I breathed new life into my library introduction powerpoint slides and likee the result. The effects on the students watching have been amazing – it catches their attention. However, last time I got stuck because the Internet was down – so it is always a good idea to have a Powerpoint presentation as a backup.
Thewikiman’s introduction to Prezi is very helpful. For me, it also shows to use as many pictures and as few text as possible. I love the zoom in and out dynamics as well as the possibility to apply a mindmapping approach. I can see me using this a lot more in the future.
A few Prezis I liked:
- Anne Christensen: Mein Traum von Bibliothek, 07.07.2011
- Veronica Bautista: Information cycle – Penn State Libraries, 29.03.2011
- library online: Effective Research: Plagiarism, Citation & Referencing, 29.09.2010
Is a great place and archive for sharing powerpoint presentation on the (social) web. The disadvantage: only persons with an account at Slideshare can download the presentation.
Some presentations I liked:
- Helen Fallon: Writing for academic publication, 2010. [via Meandering Melbourne Musings]
- Stefano Principato: Personal branding maps, 2011. [It has some really nice graphics, but is really long.]
- Jessedee: Steel this presentation, 2010. [via cpd23]
Can you think of materials you have produced which could gain a new audience on Slideshare? No.
Visual Resume – do you think this could replace (in certain circumstances) your paper CV or resume? No, would be overkill at the moment.
Photo credit: Grass hopper, New Jersey.
(c) Sabine Rauchmann, September 2011.