Presentation Technology – horses for courses

15 07 2010

The questionnaire has provided some really useful information already (for more about the survey…)

Andrew Worth, Learning Design Advisor at the School of Services Management, Bournemouth University, has given me permission to quote the following:

“…it is really starting to get down to horses for courses, who is the audience, what is the message, and will the tool get in the way of the message.”

Andrew uses PowerPoint for quick and short, or business presentations but he also uses non-linear software such as MindManager (see post about MindManager here…). Andrew mentioned colleagues presenting using stand alone video, podcasts, blogs, wikis, Flickr, Picasa, Google Maps and so on. This echoes data I have received from interviews and other questionnaire respondents.

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14 01 2012
When PowerPoint is good « teaching with images

[…] To be honest, I am starting to get nostalgic for PowerPoint. I subscribe to the school of thought that it is the presenter not the tool that makes it a good presentation. Although I don’t discount the role some tools play in creating the presentation e.g. mindmapping and Prezi allowing certain patterns of thinking, whereas PowerPoint is a linear mode of thinking (more on this to follow). I also still agree with an earlier blog post that it is ‘horses for courses‘. […]

22 10 2012
Is Prezi like marmite? « teaching with images

[…] and Prezi can be used for different purposes (see also comments by a Learning Technologist here: https://teachingwithimages.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/presentation-technology-horses-for-courses/) and by extension, how Prezi can be adapted for different […]

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