i am glad to see you adopt the use of slideshare as a microformatted, searchable platform for presentations.
It is my conviction, after working with content in presentation form, that the Pareto principal applies to slidesharing also. ( the vital and significant few, versus the trivial many)
viz.most presentations in spoken, video and/or PPT formats contain key "frames" that allow for peer reviewers to abstract and abridge such content yielding "high chunk" synthesis at an approximate 20/80 proportion
20% are the key frames to give you the gist of what is being presented.
80% are the frames you can put in your playlist for when you have time to listen or view the entire presentation.
Try me -- give me a slideshare set to review and I will abstract the key frames and report back to you.
In an economy of overabundant content and attention scarcity - key frame abridgment and abstraction will be the best way to keep up with the flood of content.
# posted by Anonymous : Saturday, 20 January, 2007
Very informative, as always.
I heard of slideshare first from you and finally had some time to try it at work -it has much promise as a facilitation tool for teaching and student peer to peer work.
I'll take you up on your offer -I will try to digg up a ppt that I aimed at an adult audience ( most of my consulting experience unfortunately was in the day of the much vaunted overhead transparency and I have not done anything recently) but perhaps I'll show you one designed for my students, and then you can critique them.