Last week I presented my talk on Using Social Media to assist your career for the University of Leicester’s Leicester Award Programme. One of the delivery methods of the Leicester Award is the Flex Programme, this is an online version of the award. For this I have made a voiced over version of my presentation hosted on SlideShare.
This was an interesting process; initially adapting the slides for SlideShare. As SlideShare doesn’t have the animation features of PowerPoint, to have the ‘reveal impact’ that animation is used for in PowerPoint the slides had to be separated. This made the original 22 slide presentation into a 46 slide presentation. This is also partly due to the fact that website I’d normally navigate to during a face-to-face presentation have to captured into the slides themselves for SlideShare.
The audio for this presentation was record on on Audacity. Audacity enables full editing of audio, it’s interesting how critical I became knowing this feature is available, often recording section several times and doing a post production edit. Recording presentations like this is a very interesting experience, it’s difficult when you don’t have an audience to bounce off.
This is a fairly effective resource, into which I have been able to use some extra videos that weren’t used in the SlideShare presentation. However I’m not sure how useful for an online learner, as without some more in-depth of the explanations, some of the concepts may be left understood.