September 14, 2007

Slideshare: The Show Must Go On! (and on, and on...)

Slideshare is a site for hosting slidecasts - a new multimedia format for viewing slideshow (i.e. PowerPoint) synchronized with a podcast. However, presentations do not need to contain audio to be viewed on It can be used for conference talks, musical slideshows, audio picture books, portfolios or whatever else you can imagine.

Slideshare can be an alternative to Blackboard, when you want your presentations to be available to a wider audience than only your current students or community members, such as conference attendees, colleagues, future/prospective students, etc.

Here are the simple steps to create your own SlideShare show:
  • Upload your PowerPoint presentation file to Slideshare
  • Go to edit slide show > Create Slidecast tab and enter your URL here
  • Synchronize slides and audio using the synchronization tool and click publish
  • Your Slidecast is now ready for public viewing on SlideShare or anywhere else you embed the presentation, such as in a blog, wiki, or other web page.

How could you use Slideshare to enhance student learning? What types of "shows" would you like to share or view?...Click on the COMMENTS link below to get started!

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