Tony Hirst pointed me to Slideshare – in short it’s a Flickr for Powerpoint presentations. It’s only in beta at the moment. You might think ‘so what?’ but I think they might be on to something. They make the pitch that lots of presentations are lost, or we end up emailing them around. But equally it could be a great resource. Much of MIT’s opencourseware is in the form of powerpoint files. If every educator put their presentations up here, it would represent a really good repository for students and fellow educators. Now, I know Powerpoint files are limited, and having them without the context is often near useless, but they do represent a kind of lingua franca of dissemination – not the best, but a reasonable base level.

You can also embed your Slideshare presentation in a blog, so here’s my trial with my presentation from Monday on research directions in VLEs.

One Comment

  1. Enjoyed the presentation. Went through it on slideshare first. Great ideas, as usual.
    Keep up your lateral thinking, Martin.
    Julia Trachsel

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