Posts tagged ‘keynote’

Saturday, 19th December, 2009

Hardware | eLearning Infusion

I came across a former colleague’s website via linkedin recently. Apart from giving thought to the usefulness of social networking sites, this looks like a handy resource. Nick has posts on this site about all sorts of tech things and many, for instance efolios, are handy references. A practical example below are some tips on presentation tools I didn’t know about.

We briefly discussed the merits of using Powerpoint vs. Keynote we did not even get on to discussing the Web 2.0 options like SlideRocket or 280 Slides and the general conclusion was that Powerpoint was the preferred option due to its superior presentation options. This included the ability to view presenter notes, timer and slide previews on one display and the slides only on a second display.I came away slightly disappointed as I would rather not use Powerpoint and much prefer Keynote. I decided to investigate this and I am pleased to report that all of these options are also available in Keynote. Very simple really, I don’t know why I have not noticed them before!Here’s where:Go to the Keynote preferences and click the Presenter Display tab. Select the desired options from the list.To preview and edit how this will look on your screen, click Edit Presenter Layout… and follow the instructions.

His main emphasis is elementary, but this does not stop posts being interesting or relevant

Also some interesting things about SOLO taxonomy that might have some play

via Hardware | eLearning Infusion.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2009

File sharing for BTG

Having prepared a presentation for BTG, it would be useful to spend some time sharing this in a useful way.

Options for this are:

  • posting the ppt in googledocs – easy and includes presenter notes, but doesn’t play vids
  • posting the .doc in googledocs – easy and retains enough of the formatting
  • posting the ppt in slideshare – easy to do but loose the video elements and the presenter notes. This allows a soundtrack mp3 file to be added, and presumably then synced. This would be nice to try as it might have further application. How easy is the mp3 recording? This would make the lack of presenter notes redundant.
  • putting it in keynote and adding commentary – not sure I want to embark on this as there would need to be a few steps after that before sharing
  • Putting into voicethread and commenting – videos wouldn’t translate and the audio might be messy
  • videoing – more trouble than it is worth. This would require someone else to do this during the show
  • Adding to blog – this would be an addition to other steps

From this list it looks like the audio commentary for slideshare would be best as I would like to learn how this works – seems to have potential for student use. Will put in a tech request for this.

Can also publish the paper on docs and link both in this blog