This is a very large presentation which contains lots of information. However, you could sum up the contents simply like this: › What makes up a digital presentation. › Know the pros and cons of using them compared to other methods. Don’t forget to look at the exam technique presentation to see how to answer questions!
Digital presentations have allowed us to create far ‘richer’ presentations compared to the old methods (overhead projectors etc). In this case, the term ‘rich’ refers to the multimedia that you can add: › Sound › Movies › Animations These are things that you don’t get on static presentation mediums.
Basic things: › Text › Images These things can be found in all types of presentation. Extra features: › Sound › Video › Animation › Hotspots › Hyperlinks › Buttons
Both these things are used to help convey information. Text should be appropriate to the target audience and images should be used to help convey the meaning of text.
Sound, Video and Animations can be included in a presentation to help deliver more information to the viewers. Sound can be used dynamically or run in the background and if used appropriately, they can emphasis the importance of a point. Video can be used within the presentation. This means the deliverer does not need to break away from the presentation in order to show a video. Animations can help the user understand a topic. The deliverer can choose the order in which items appear on the screen. This means they don’t have to make lots of slightly different slides.
Slide transitions can also be animated to make your presentation more interesting. They can be used to signify different sections of a presentation too. Sounds could also be attached to the slide transitions to help signify changes in sections also.
Hyperlinks can be used to navigate between slides within the presentation, link to external files and also external web content. Buttons can be used also to do the same thing. Links are often used within text whilst buttons are used outside of body of the text. E.g. click here to go to the next slide.here Or click this button… Or click this button… Or click anywhere in this hotspot area. Or click anywhere in this hotspot area.
Read through pages 144 – 147 of the text book and then answer these questions: › Explain the advantages of using video in a presentation. › What is meant by slide transition? › Explain the disadvantages of using sound in a presentation. › How could hyperlinks be used in a presentation.
Oh the dilemma… Well believe it or not they both have their benefits… And they both have their downsides….