Presentation on linking the physical to digital with QR codes, augmented reality and NFC from the event Emerging Technology for Learning. Outlines simple ways to link physical objects to digital resources and considers the importance of the user experience when doing so in education. The talk was followed by a set of practical activities investigating the use of these technologies and a discussion around designing effective educational experiences with them.
A quick review of a new Slideshare feature I just tried out called Zipcasting. This lets you live broadcast your slides from within Slideshare with audio, video and chat, either publicly or with an unlimited number of invited participants via a custom URL. This looks like a lightweight, but useful, approach to remote presentation where you don’t need a fully-featured web conferencing system.
BigBlueButton is a free, open source web conferencing system that allows remote presentation with slides, audio, video, chat and desktop-sharing. The developers vision for this is to make starting a web conference as easy as clicking a single metaphorical big blue button. While that was certainly my experience with their public demonstration, I wanted to go a bit further an try self-hosting an install, so this post will touch on the hosting and management aspects, as well as the user-experience.
My lightning talk at JISC dev8D on how developers in the JISC community can communicate with a broad, non-technical audience. Whilst most of the points I make are common sense, being asked to talk about this at dev8D implies that there is still something of a communication problem between the developers of a system and it’s end-users, so it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves of the obvious occasionally.
I’ve been asked to present remotely on the JISC web2practice project and have been thinking about how best to do this. As someone who’s often in the remote audience for events, I’m aware of how difficult it can be to engage and maintain people’s interest. So, as this will be my first attempt to present to a purely remote audience, I’m hoping for some advice from those who give and receive presentations.
I’m working on a JISC project to produce guides to how emergent technologies like social media, RSS and wikis can enhance the practice of staff in research, teaching and administration. One output of this will be a series of icon-based videos explaining the key concepts of these technologies. Unable to find suitable icons in stock image sites, I started to make my own – with PowerPoint. This post is an attempt to justify that and retain some credibility!
Like most presenters, I use slideware and templates to help me produce my presentations. Or at least that’s what I thought. On reflection, what I’ve actually been doing is using slideware and templates to help me produce speakers notes. I really should have known better, but PowerPoint just makes it so easy to create bulleted …