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At Work & Play


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At Work & Play

  1. 1. At Work & Play Photo Journal
  2. 2. Trying out new camera features.
  3. 3. Andy Warhol, NOT!
  4. 4. <ul><li>EvaluationTemplateName: SlideShare (SlideCasting---Slideshow + podcasting) </li></ul><ul><li>URL: </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a getting started link? What is SlideShare? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there an FAQ? yes </li></ul><ul><li>Demo? Yes, video and examples </li></ul><ul><li>About Us link? yes </li></ul><ul><li>News link? Yes, My News when users log in </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Link to a blog about the tool? yes </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a Site Map? no </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a Help link? Yes; tips & tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of the tool: to host and share presentations: conference talks, musical slideshows, slidetoons, audio stories </li></ul><ul><li>Features: multimedia mashup; synchronize audio with slides </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Reviews? Web site has links to various blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Learning curve? Depends on user experience uploading files and working with audio; user will need some training </li></ul><ul><li>Who's behind this site? founded by Rashmi Sinha, Jon Boutelle and Amit Ranjan. The SlideShare team is a small, tightly-knit group of developers and designers based in Mountain View (California, USA) & New Delhi (India). Management Team comprised of noted individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>how did you find out? About us </li></ul><ul><li>Your comments regarding the Terms and Conditions? or Terms of Service? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What is the Privacy Policy? Willl not sell or rent email address to 3rd party; premium services require credit card </li></ul><ul><li>Financial model? The SlideShare API is available for non-commercial use by outside developers. </li></ul><ul><li>Any additional devices needed in order to use? Need a server to store mp3 files; url needed to upload files </li></ul><ul><li>How might you use this tool in general? To share any type of presentation with audio from any Internet connected computer </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>How might you use this tool in the classroom? Students can share their projects in the classroom, teachers can review students projects from home; blogs can be used to critique; teachers can use to present to peers; parents can view student or teacher presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 characteristics? Uniquely created by individual, can use Weblogs, users exercising control over data; sharing, social networking aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations: files cannot be larger than 30 MB; no sharing or privacy options, original presentation cannot be downloaded by publisher or viewers; cannot edit after uploading— </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Overall Ratings – good </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity: can upload powerpoint or pdf files </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience: portable </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability: had problems with audio portion </li></ul><ul><li>Usefullness: unlimited uses </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability: free except for Premium version </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Rating - Thumbs up or thumbs down? Thumbs up </li></ul>