Sharing Presentations

Slideshare is a Web 2.0 tool that makes the process of uploading and sharing information in slideshow format easier, faster and more effective.

Slideshare is now the world's largest online community that allows you to upload, share and view presentations. Students and faculty find it useful for sharing content and getting interactive feedback from their peers or a larger community. Students doing research can also use Slideshare to search for recent presentations on relevant topics. For faculty who are accustomed to using Blackboard to share presentations, Slideshare offers a comparable level of privacy by allowing users to set presentations as "private." What's different about Slideshare is how it allows users to share their presentations with a larger virtual community. However, this openness means that creators must be conscious of copyright issues. We recommend visiting the Creative Commons page for a guide to finding Creative Commons-licensed images for presentations. Slideshare also creates an active learning environment in which users can not only upload presentations, "favorite," and share them—but also embed them into their blogs, post them onto their Facebook profiles, twitter about them or add them to their LinkedIn pages. The Slideshare interface is simple to follow, making it easy to add this interactive component to your teaching and learning experience. Slideshare accepts files from a variety of formats, including PowerPoint, Keynote, pdf's, Word, Excel and audio files. Slidecast, another tool that Slideshare provides, allows users to combine slides with podcasts. This tool allows users to record an audio narration which is synchronized with the presentation, giving much more detailed information on each slide. You can see a live example of Slidecast below: Slideshare could be also used in the classroom as a tool for collaborative editing of a single presentation by various students and their teachers. Slideshare allows you to set your presentation to private and share it by email or download it to your computer. These features could be beneficial for group projects that require the input of professors and peers. Another presentation tool to consider is VuVox, a service that allows you to go beyond the traditional slideshow format and create multimedia panoramic collages. VuVox allows you to import images from your computer, Flickr, SmugMug or Picasa and edit them in your presentation. You can also embed media presentations within your collage, or pull in content via RSS feed and online albums.

Slideshare is now the world's largest online community that allows you to upload, share and view presentations. Students and faculty find it useful for sharing content and getting interactive feedback from their peers or a larger community. Students doing research can also use Slideshare to search for recent presentations on relevant topics.

Slideshare is a Web 2.0 tool that makes the process of uploading and sharing information in slideshow format easier, faster and more effective.

Slideshare is now the world’s largest online community that allows you to upload, share and view presentations.

Students and faculty find it useful for sharing content and getting interactive feedback from their peers or a larger community. Students doing research can also use Slideshare to search for recent presentations on relevant topics.

For faculty who are accustomed to using Blackboard to share presentations, Slideshare offers a comparable level of privacy by allowing users to set presentations as “private.” What’s different about Slideshare is how it allows users to share their presentations with a larger virtual community. However, this openness means that creators must be conscious of copyright issues. We recommend visiting the Creative Commons page for a guide to finding Creative Commons-licensed images for presentations.

Slideshare also creates an active learning environment in which users can not only upload presentations, “favorite,” and share them—but also embed them into their blogs, post them onto their Facebook profiles, twitter about them or add them to their LinkedIn pages. The Slideshare interface is simple to follow, making it easy to add this interactive component to your teaching and learning experience.

Slideshare accepts files from a variety of formats, including PowerPoint, Keynote, pdf’s, Word, Excel and audio files.

Slidecast, another tool that Slideshare provides, allows users to combine slides with podcasts. This tool allows users to record an audio narration which is synchronized with the presentation, giving much more detailed information on each slide. You can see a live example of Slidecast below:

Slideshare could be also used in the classroom as a tool for collaborative editing of a single presentation by various students and their teachers. Slideshare allows you to set your presentation to private and share it by email or download it to your computer. These features could be beneficial for group projects that require the input of professors and peers.

Another presentation tool to consider is VuVox, a service that allows you to go beyond the traditional slideshow format and create multimedia panoramic collages. VuVox allows you to import images from your computer, Flickr, SmugMug or Picasa and edit them in your presentation. You can also embed media presentations within your collage, or pull in content via RSS feed and online albums.