Had a look at Steve Wheeler’s Slideshare presentation about New Smart Devices for Learning today, and it’s well worth sharing here:
I’m particularly interested in Creative Commons and the work of Larry Lessig. So much so that I’ve written several blog posts and vlogs about the topic, including; Episode 10 Copyright or “copywrong” – Look to Lessig, Google Advanced Image Search – copyright free image search, Bring in the expert. When I came across such an informative Slideshare slidecast presentation by Rodd Lucier I needed to share it here.
Rodd raises some interesting questions for educators to consider relating to how we should “model academic integrity” and “guide the student creator” with the appropriate use of material created by others.
This video from Penn State shows the implications for students in their coursework using appropriate material.
I’ve just come across these two slideshare hosted presentations by Graham Attwell of Pontydysgu that parallel some of my own thinking regarding institutional approaches to learning and Personal Learning Environments (PLE). I thought it would be useful to embed them here. (There is a little overlap with some of the slides.) I really like what Graham is doing and what he has to say, so I often find useful information in his blog.
Yesterday I found this presentation on Slideshare by Mark Woolley about Personal Learning Networks (PLN).
I like the visual approach Mark has used in the presentation and the subject is interesting, hence I’ve embedded it:
Note: some of the YouTube videos embedded in the presentation might not be visible depending on the country you’re access from, apparently due to copyright restrictions, including the UK.
A useful tutorial about using Diigo is available thanks to Jennifer Dorman.
I chanced upon this Slideshare presentation that feeds back some survey and focus group findings about use of social media of university students in Italy. It’s interesting to see data that isn’t related solely to America for once.
I know that there are some issues with connectivity and broadband access in some other European countries, and therefore this data can’t be directly translated to other settings, but nevertheless it is interesting.
It would be useful to see similar data from other countries as a comparison. If anyone has any, please leave a comment with details.
So you’re doing a presentation and you think that it’d be useful to make the content available afterwards. Well you can put the slides online. Job done. But does that give attendees at the presentation enough? What about people who come upon it in the future?
Well we’ve got technology available now that allows us to record more. (In fact we’ve had that capability for a long time; pre-digital and pre-web, it was just harder to do for most people.) But now it’s easy to do. Surely having your dialogue will make the content of that presentation a whole lot more useful, immediately and into the future. Therefore when you get up to speak record it with some kind of digital recorder; be that an mp3 player with a mic, a phone, an ipod, whatever gives a decent quality recording. Now you can tie the two together. The easiest way is at Slideshare. There you can host your slides and add your mp3 file (with position markers) to re-marry the slides with the audio commentary.
But we can go further. Set up a video camcorder somewhere nearby or have a colleague in the audience with one. By the end you’ve got a video record of the presentation. Now you can put that up on a video hosting site, YouTube being the best known, but there are others which might suit your needs better. That’s okay as it goes, but what about the slides. We’ll there are free online facilities that enable you to put the video and slides together, a good example being VCASMO.
Your video plays alongside your slides, which is rather useful for a demonstration.