Power point presentations (slides AND speech) via the internet

This information comes from “Phil Bradley’s weblog”. He has been using “Slideshare” so that people can look at his powerpoint presentations whenever and from wherever they want to – including African countries.

Now it sounds as though it is relatively easy to add speech to the powerpoints, using a digital voice recorder from Amazon (with an optional tieclip microphone if you want to pace about). Cost c.90 GBP.

The recorder attaches to your computer via a USB port, where he used an editing programme called “Audacity” to get rid of coughs and unwanted noises. Editing takes place whilst the presentation is on screen, making a note of the start and end times for each slide. The ppt and MB3 (sound) files are then uploaded into the Slidescast option on “Slideshare”, so that you can access them from anywhere.

I tried one of the first two at http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley. Look for little yellow corner (top left) saying “slidecast”. Learned a lot!.

Jean Shaw for Partnerships in Health Information



About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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