If you’re attending the NAFSA annual conference in Vancouver next week make sure to add the following technology related sessions to your schedule:
Monthly Archives: May 2011
In most cases people say PowerPoint.
While PowerPoint has its merits, and can definitely help an audience follow a speaker’s presentation, it is time to look to more dynamic alternatives to showcasing presentation information.
Prezi is a program that allows you to create zooming presentations online. The online platform allows you to add text, photos and link to YouTube videos (no video file upload yet).
One of the great concepts of this program is that it is non-linear. For so long we have showcased presentations in a slide order that goes from left to right in chronological order, yet we know that’s not how many concepts or ideas are best presented. With Prezi you can include mind-maps, idea boards and show causal relationships between multiple concepts.
As a user it does take awhile to move away from the concept of creating a chronological presentation so I recommend watching a few sample presentations to inspire your own ideas.
You can watch this Prezi presentation on How to Create a Great Prezi to get started.
We are currently working on re-tooling our school programs presentation using Prezi so I’ll post it here when it is finished.