Prezi- the end of death by PowerPoint?

August 7, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Cloud Computing, Digital Era, e-learning 

As many of you will know I have never been one to be on the bleeding edge of new technology. I tend to pick up things which have been around for a year or so when they are more mainstream and this is probably the case with Prezi. A few weeks ago I was in a meeting when I saw Prezi for the first time and it certainly caught my eye. Prezi is a reaction to the dullness of presentations such as those labelled ‘death by powerpoint’. It has zoomable functionality which allows the presenter to show the big picture and also zoom into detail. A video explaining Prezi in greater detail can be viewed below.

I found this video in itself a bit dull as a form of presentation! I had a look around at examples of actual presentations using Prezi and the one below is probably a good example in showing some of the functionality that comes with the web based software.

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3 Responses to “Prezi- the end of death by PowerPoint?”
  1. Nick Dennis says:

    I agree that Prezi is not the solution but that is because the tool is not the main thing (Keynote and PowerPoint 2010 included) but the human behind it. Some of the best presentations I have seen consisted of nothing more than pictures and that was because the presenter had really thought about it..

  2. Joe Gasper says:

    Checkout pptPlex from officelabs for similar presentation techniques.
    http://www.officelabs.com/pptplex
    Control with multi-touch or a Wii.

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