I recently had the opportunity to use prezi for the first time in front of an audience at the JISC Learning & Teaching Practice Experts meeting where we were presenting some of the findings from the LLiDA (Learning Literacies for the Digital Age) study. My session was to present a case study of good institutional policy and strategy for learning literacies. These are still very rare but the Glasgow Caledonian University has done some really interesting work with their i-Learn project - an Independent Learning Framework for the whole University.
the presentation is available at http://prezi.com/122745/
I did put one picture into the presentation. It was one of my faves of the Saltire Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University.
My thoughts on using this application are as follows:
- offers a non linear approach but allows you to create pathways through the content
- allows you to present the whole picture in a fairly visual form and then zoom in as required
- fairly limited in choice of colours and styles at present (really hoping they will be adding some)
- relies on a good internet connection for presentation unless you purchase the desktop version (which I did - and had to use on the day)
- allows you to incorporate a good range of file types so not limited to lists and bullet points
- can be shared as an editable resource of limited to owner (I limited this as need it to be correct for a presentation but could see some educational for developing collaborative stuff
- generally the audience liked the wow factor and the difference
- not sure how accessible it is yet?
- I will use it again as I've invested about £100 for it.
- it's a bit faffy to get stuff placed properly and it helps to have a big screen
- I made it on a wide screen laptop and the display didn't work properly (although could have been the ancient projector