Há vida para lá do PowerPoint
Um conjunto de ferramentas alternativas ao popular PowerPoint.
Beyond PowerPoint: emerging technologies
Are there alternative presentation approaches beyond PowerPoint, and which are accessible to small colleges?
We explored this topic through a NITLE prediction market, which closed last week. As noted in our earlier post, researching that game’s outcome triggered a wide-ranging discussion about presentation methods and technologies. We will address presentation methods in a subsequent post; here we will survey available technologies.
The prediction market selected five, when it launched this past May:
- Prezi, a Web-based, Flash-powered concept mapping tool.
- Zoho Show, another browser-based slideshow service.
But two weeks of discussion revealed many more:
- Wikis, which can be used to aggregate and modify content on the fly.
- Keynote, Apple’s presentation tool.
- Animoto, which creates a video clip out of user-uploaded content.
- Articulate Presenter, allowing the user to combine slides with voiceover and annotation. A branching function is available.
- ARTstor, the presentation tool for that Web-based art archive.
- Dipity displays slides along a timeline in four different formats: flipbook, list, map, and classic timeline.
- Camtasia produces screencasts, video recordings of whatever desktop activities the user wishes to capture.
- Screen Flow (Mac only), a screencasting tool.
- SIMILE Timeline lets users turn Web content (HTML pages) into Web-based timelines.
- SlideRocket, a browser-based service for building and hosting presentations.
- Timeliner 3D (BeeDoc, Mac only) arranges media items along a timeline.
- Vuvox creates multimedia documents that are a cross between timelines and collages.
Read more at blogs.nitle.org
- WimpyPoint, perhaps the most minimal presentation tool available. Dating back to the late 1990s, it hosts simple slides on a Web server. Example: “Finding Complex Roots“.