Technology Taster: Slideshare, Google Docs, et cetera


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Technology Taster from 18 March 2009 at the Institute of Education, University of London

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Technology Taster: Slideshare, Google Docs, et cetera

  1. 1. Slideshare and Google Docs 18 March 2009
  2. 2. Slideshare and Google Docs 18 March 2009 Tim Neumann Learning Technologies Unit Sub-brand to go here
  3. 3. Contents <ul><li>Presentations – some remarks </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating on Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Extending Online Collaboration </li></ul>
  4. 4. Presentations <ul><li>Combination of Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, Photos and Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul></ul>will not be imported online (as of March 2009)
  5. 5. Presentations <ul><li>Authoring Tools </li></ul><ul><li>MS Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Keynote (Mac only) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Office Impress (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Flash (steep learning curve) </li></ul><ul><li>Online Tools (e.g. Google Docs , Zoho Show ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sharing Presentations <ul><li>Most Popular Services: </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare: Slide Sharing Community </li></ul><ul><li> Focus on networking, groups, and building links between people </li></ul><ul><li>Scribd: Document Publishing Site </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on making documents findable </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sharing Presentations <ul><li>Issues (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Formats : online tools are usually versatile Powerpoint, Keynote, Open Office, PDF, Word, … </li></ul><ul><li>Bells & Whistles : online tools are usually limited Embedded Hyperlinks & notes do work, sound & video must be added later, animations and transitions will be lost </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sharing Presentations <ul><li>Issues (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy : who can see what Different levels of privacy and access permissions possible Note: If set to ‘private’, presentations can usually still be shared. You can thus embed a presentation in a VLE yet keep it hidden from the public on the sharing website. </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing : managing permissions for distribution, re-use and alteration Slideshare supports Creative Commons licences, other tools usually require manual licence management </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sharing Presentations <ul><li>Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Usually based on Flash Users must have Flash Player installed (can be expected as standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be embedded in other websites, including any VLE, e.g. Blackboard Presentation appears as part of a web page, no need for downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Download permissions can be controlled Slideshare currently requires download for printing </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics available Basic overview how often the slides have been viewed etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collaborating on Presentations <ul><li>Collaborative Viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs : Synchronised Presentations including live chat </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Show : all of the above plus Desktop Sharing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collaborating on Presentations <ul><li>Collaborative Authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs , Zoho Show </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based online tools </li></ul><ul><li>Editing with multiple authors at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to core options (no animations, no transitions - yet) </li></ul><ul><li>Offline work possible (with Google Gears , a web browser plugin) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extending Online Collaboration <ul><li>Beyond Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Writing – Online Word Processing e.g. Google Docs , Zoho Writer , Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Calculation – Online Spreadsheets e.g. Google Docs Spreadsheets , Zoho Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Forms – Online Questionnaires e.g. Google Docs Spreadsheet Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Applications – Online Custom Databases e.g. Zoho Creator </li></ul>
  13. 13. Further Information <ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Tour: </li></ul><ul><li>MS PowerPoint 2007 integration: </li></ul><ul><li>Google Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started with Google Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>How to insert a video in Google Presentation </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contact <ul><li>Learning Technologies Unit </li></ul><ul><li>020 7763 2183 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Institute of Education University of London 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL Tel +44 (0)20 7612 6000 Fax +44 (0)20 7612 6126 Email Web