Changing Texts in the Twenty Tens: Scotland – Leader or Loser?

Last Friday I made a keynote presentation to ‘Communication Skills for the Twenty Tens’,  a digital media conference in Glasgow Metropolitan College, and I thought I’d share it with you. I originally uploaded it as a slideshow to Slideshare, an excellent website where you can share and search for presentations on a whole range of topics. Keep it in mind if you have something coming up and you are a bit stuck for ideas. However, as I’m sure most of you have realised by now, most presentations are pretty useless without at least the presenter’s notes, and even then you can be struggling to follow their train of thought. So for that reason I’ve spent the best part of this morning using Audacity to record the narration, uploaded it to the Slideshare website and had fun with the synchronisation tool to create a slidecast. Hope you find it interesting, and please leave a comment.


Literacy in the 21st Century

Had a great meeting with Mike Coulter yesterday about some of the technical aspects of blogging as I move gently along the learning curve. We ended up talking about running marathons, triathlon and the connection between sport and mental health, but that’s another big story for another day. Mike also pointed me in the direction of the Slideshare website, a terrific resource for anyone who has a presentation to prepare, and it’s searchable by keyword. I have added a good example of a presentation on Literacy in the 21st Century by David Warlick.