VRA 2011 Engaging New Technologies Presentation Technology


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Engaging New Technologies - Organizer: Meghan Musolff, University of Michigan

Moderator: Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis

Speakers: Tracy Bergstrom, University of Notre Dame; Sarah Carter, Ringling College of Art and Design; Heather Cleary, Otis College of Art and Design; Bryan Loar, SC Search Consultants; Meghan Musolff, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego; John Trendler, Scripps College; Suzanne Walsh, Independent Consultant

Abstract: This fast-paced 90 minute session will demonstrate a rich variety of new technologies and provide concrete examples on how to engage with this array of contemporary products, services, and tools. Utilizing the expertise of tech-savvy presenters from both ARLIS and VRA, the session will provide a basic knowledge of new tools, demystifying them to empower session attendees to further investigate on their own. Emphasis will be given to technologies related to teaching, learning, and research environments and their practical applications for use in the library and visual resources environments.

Host Organization(s): VRA

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  • This presentation was given to a live audience at the 2nd joint conference of the Visual Resources Association and the Art Libraries Society of North America, March 24th to March 28 th , 2011, and was the first half of a talk given with Suzanne Walsh during a session titled “Engaging New Technologies” Organized by Meghan Musolff, University of Michigan and moderator by Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis. Hopefully this presentation will inspire viewers to experiment with and utilize some technologies for presentations that they haven’t tried before.
  • It’s important to recognize why we’re presenting in the first place, and how we might better engage our viewers by using other techniques and technologies.
  • It wasn’t long ago that a presentation would be given by a person standing in front of an audience, with luck they’d have some sort of visual aid, like a flip chart, overhead transparencies or 35mm slides.
  • Currently digital technology allows a single presentation to be seen by anyone, anywhere in the world and saved for future posterity: to be viewed (ideally) anytime in the future.
  • Presentations online have the ability to reach a much larger and more diverse audience than one given to a live audience.
  • Here’s an example of online audience reach (over a million views)
  • There are plenty of options for creating or distributing presentations online: Google Presentations (part of Google Docs) 280 Slides Hosted PowerPoints Prezi
  • Screen capture technology allows you to take a picture of what’s on your screen. http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm
  • An example of a screenshot explaining the font formatting on PowerPoint versus a text description.
  • Presentation technology allows us to easily share our knowledge, help others through tech problems and explain technical issues, bugs, etc. to someone who might be able to help.
  • Screen captures can be extremely useful and time-saving in technical documents. A screen capture is easily inserted into a text document.
  • A screen cast allows you to show someone several steps of a complex process or workflow quickly and easily, often with audio narration
  • Jing is one free screen casting & capture utility which has many sharing options – I’ve used it for years and vouch for it.
  • Web-based screen casting is easiest, cross platform & instantaneous. A few screencasting sites: http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ http://www.screenr.com/ http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
  • Live broadcasting is becoming more accessible, everyone can now become a broadcaster: ”Broadcasting live from…”
  • Justin.tv is one example of a simple & easy to use web & mobile free broadcasting service. A few others: http://www.stickam.com/ http://www.livestream.com/ http://www.freedocast.com/
  • Often live video streams also allow or incorporate text chats, where the broadcaster can respond and interact with viewers.
  • Currently technology allows us instantaneously share text, audio and video. Imagine what the future holds.
  • During this slide I’ll be giving secrets to the live audience I present in front of, If you were there for the presentation and know what I said during this slide Please follow up. Thanks, John
  • VRA 2011 Engaging New Technologies Presentation Technology

    1. 1. Technologies for Presentation & Instruction John Trendler
    2. 2. iPie
    3. 3. Live presentations take time & energy.
    4. 4. Online presentations aren’t confined by space or time…
    5. 5. and reach a larger audience.
    6. 8. A picture is worth at least 100 words
    7. 9. Open your Powerpoint document and locate the slide with the font whose size you want to change. Highlight the text that you want to change using your mouse. From the “Formatting Palette” expand the “Font” menu (if it’s not already expanded) and click on the down-arrow after “Size:” Select the font size from the dropdown menu, or something like that.
    8. 10. Share Help Explain
    9. 12. Record step by step instructions with a screen cast
    10. 15. Live broadcasting is as easy as pushing a button
    11. 18. From 2001: A Space Odyssey ( 1968) Video Chat: The future is now
    12. 19. (This slide intentionally left blank)