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Prezi, 21st century software - bye boring Power Point the 20th century is over!

Bored with using Power Point? If not, your students possibly are...

Power point is based on a mid twentieth century form of technology, the slide projector.  Does it now deserve to go the way of most slide projectors - into the attic or the local museum?

An educational version of Prezi, Edu Enjoy, is available free to use online from http://prezi.com/profile/signup/edu/

Overview

This workshop introduces you to the software Prezi and the world of digital presentations that are much more interactive and visually much more interesting and engaging. Prezi developers started with the notion that using linear bullet points in slides is not a very interesting, engaging or persuasive method. This method is also based on an old fashioned and inaccurate view about how people learn and how the brain works. One of the main features of Prezi is that it allows you, the presenter,  to show the big picture and to understand the parts that make up the whole and the interactions between both. This much more clearly reflects modern brain research and it is closer to how the brain actually works rather than the endless points, bullet points and lists which Power Point is based on. Lists may be fine for shopping but not for thinking and, more importantly, understanding.

Learning outcomes

This workshop will:

  • Introduce you to the Prezi  basics
  • Help you to establish your Prezi mind set
  • Get you started using the Prezi tools
  • Enable you to produce your first Prezi
  • Start you on the road to develop interesting and engaging presentations.
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all staff but is focussed on using Prezi for teaching.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop.

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Vincent Crehan of the DIT Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.

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