Online Presentation Tools for Researchers

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An overview of online presentation tools to support collaboration, communication, teaching, interviewing, informal "webinars", and other functions core to presenting research findings. Part of the Bootcamp series.

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Online Presentation Tools for Researchers

  1. 1. Online Presentation Tools for Researchers Patricia F. Anderson <pfa@umich.edu> Health Sciences Libraries, UM © 2009 Regents of the University of Michigan.
  2. 2. Research Uses  Basics  Share research findings  Build peer relationships.  Collaboration  Quick & Easy Tech Magic  Set up a last minute webinar with no tech support  Travel Issues  Interviews  Missed flight  Backup & last minute edits
  3. 3. Major Online Presentation Tools  Slideshare  http://www.slideshare.net/  Google Docs – Presentations  http://docs.google.com/  Zoho Show  http://show.zoho.com/  Adobe Presenter  http://www.adobe.com/products/present er/
  4. 4. Basics Slideshare Google Docs Zoho Show Adobe Presenter Free Yes Yes Yes No Online Yes Yes Yes No Hosting Yes Yes Yes No Upload PPT, PPS, PPT, PPS, PPT, PPS, No ODP, PDF, PDF ODP Keynote, Google Docs Downloads Yes, same Yes, PPT, Yes, PDF No PDF, TXT
  5. 5. Sharing & Collaboration Slideshare Google Docs Zoho Show Adobe Presenter Private / Yes Yes Yes Yes, you Public configure Webinar No Yes Yes Yes, with Adobe Connect Pro Collaborative No Yes Yes No Online Edits Social Groups/Follow/ No Groups No Networking Comment RSS Yes (new Yes (changes Yes No presentations) to presentation)
  6. 6. Media Integration Slideshare Google Docs Zoho Show Adobe Presenter Transitions/A No No No Yes nimations Youtube Yes Yes Yes No? Embedded No No No Yes Video Embedded No No No Yes Audio Sync w/ Yes No No Yes External Audio
  7. 7. Easy Webinar  Use this option for  Missed flights  Presenter can’t travel due to weather or illness  Interviews  Distance learning / teaching  Thought?  Encourage students to develop this skillset
  8. 8. Hosting, File Sharing & Online Editing  Hosting  Give selected other people access  Give groups access  Backup in case of tech problems  Collaboration & Online Editing  Last minute edits when traveling  Joint author is not local  Teamwork  Tight project deadlines
  9. 9. Social Features to Consider  Presentation Sharing  Private Sharing  Embeds  Slidecasts or Audio Capture  Groups  Comments & Discussion  Collaboration  Online Editing
  10. 10. Tech Features to Consider  Security  File size limitations  Imports from which applications & versions  Powerpoint, Keynote, Open Office, PDF, other  Free, free trial, or fee  Media support & integration  Youtube  Embedded video  Embedded audio  External audio  Browser & Firewall Sensitivity
  11. 11. Slideshare.net: Home
  12. 12. Slideshare.net: Home: Featured
  13. 13. SlideShare.net: About 2  Things to do with SlideShare:  Find teaching materials  Share teaching materials  Share conference slides  Review content remotely from secured computers.
  14. 14.  Share with all Slideshare –  Share with About sharing many  Share with few  NOTES:  People can download your presentation without asking you first, unless YOU specify otherwise when uploading the file.  People can ask you.
  15. 15. Slideshare.net: Things to Do  Conference and Event presentation collections
  16. 16. SlideShare.net: My SlideSpace
  17. 17. SlideShare.net: My SlideSpace  Presentations  Tags  Favorites  Contacts  Comments
  18. 18. SlidesShare.net: My SlideSpace  Feedback & Discussion  Who are you reaching?  Track use and downloads  Build a following, build your reputation
  19. 19. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Do it yourself podcast creation: sync slides to audio.
  20. 20. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Click “Edit” on an already loaded slide presentation
  21. 21. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Need to provide a URL for audio MP3 file - no option to upload file.  Assumption is URL needs to be stable / permanent
  22. 22. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Can load audio and process right away, or come back later to finish.
  23. 23. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Audio synchronization tool requires good vision.
  24. 24. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Select slides currently being edited
  25. 25. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  Select audio range currently being edited  Drag bars in audio to mark beginning and end of range.
  26. 26. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  What it looks like at the end of editing.
  27. 27. SlideShare.net: Slidecast  What it looks like when it is completed.
  28. 28. Zoho Show: Home
  29. 29. Zoho Show: What You Can Do
  30. 30. Zoho Show: Ways to Use It  Backup your presentation, in case:  Your computer fries at a conference  When you have to use someone else’s computer  You are working from a public computer without your preferred presentation software  Last minute edits / updates to previously loaded presentation  Pseudo Webcast presentations -- conference call + online slideshow you control  Interviewing job candidates remotely  Guest speakers & consulting presentations
  31. 31. Zoho Show: New Presentation
  32. 32. Zoho Show: Other Design Styles
  33. 33. Zoho Show: Editing Interface
  34. 34. Zoho Show: Adding a New Slide
  35. 35. Zoho Show: Images & Flickr
  36. 36. Zoho Show: Images & Flickr  Success!
  37. 37. Zoho Show: Menus  Import PPT  Export as HTML  Share with Others
  38. 38. Other Free Zoho Online Tools  Zoho Writer (word processing)  Zoho Sheet (spreadsheet)  Zoho Polls (surveys)  Zoho Creator (online databases)  Zoho Wiki  More … at Zoho.com
  39. 39. Google Docs Presentation Tool  Google’s presentation tool is part of the Google Docs suite of applications
  40. 40. Google Docs Presentation Tool  NOTE: Can only upload 10Meg files for slide presentations.
  41. 41. Google: Special Features  Email your files to load  Can share files  For viewing  For editing  For presentations  More on this soon
  42. 42. Google: Edit View
  43. 43. Google: Edit View
  44. 44. Google: Edit View
  45. 45. Google: Edit View
  46. 46. Google: Edit View
  47. 47. Google: Edit View
  48. 48. Google: Importing Images (Oops!)
  49. 49. Google: Share & Publish Tabs
  50. 50. Google: Sharing  Collaborators  Viewers  Asynchronous  “Create Event” = Synchronous
  51. 51. Google: Online Presentation  Online presentation > like web conferencing
  52. 52. Google: Online Presentation  Online presentation > like web conferencing
  53. 53. Google: Presentation View
  54. 54. Synopsis  Topics:  Slideshare: Import, share, no online editing, Slidecast: Podcast, <50meg  Zoho Show: Import, edit, collaborate, share, live webcasting  Google: Import, edit, collaborate, share, export, live webcasting, <10meg  Contact Info: Patricia Anderson, pfa@umich.edu
  55. 55. Topical Hosting Services  Slideworld (medical)  Insightory (corporate & marketing)
  56. 56. Others  280slides  Authorstream  Freepath  Photopeach  Slideboom  Slidesrocket  Slideserve

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