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ERIC Number: EJ1042449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: EISSN-1302-6488
Prezi: A Different Way to Present
Yee, Kevin; Hargis, Jace
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v11 n4 p9-11 Oct 2010
In this article, the author discusses Prezi and compares it to other forms of presentation software. Taking a completely different approach to the entire concept of software for presentations, Prezi stands alone as a unique and wholly viable competitor to PowerPoint. With a "Prezi", users display words, images, and videos without using "slides" at all. Instead, individual pieces of the presentation are digitally deposited on a single oversized canvas, and the creator has the option to zoom in (or out) surprisingly far, so that elements of the presentation remain hidden until it becomes time for them to come into focus on screen. After all elements are in place, the creator establishes a click-path, so that when the presentation is finally run for an audience, the "camera" whisks around the canvas, panning as needed, zooming in and out, and even swirling around in spirals when moving from one waypoint to the next. The transitions are smooth, mesmerizing, and infinitely more interesting than the transitions and animations available in PowerPoint and similar products.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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