From the people who brings you the Horizon Reports each year, Educause has released another installment in their “7 Things You Should Know” series of guides.

The new one is “7 Things You Should Know about Next Generation Presentation Tools” and discusses:

New kinds of electronic tools are emerging that allow instructors to craft presentations that more closely reflect new approaches to teaching and learning. For instance, many of these tools allow collaboration between multiple authors, and some use nonlinear branching or sequencing so that class discussion can guide the presentation. Presentation tools based on new models of representing information also encourage instructors to rethink learning activities in ways that can improve learning.

The 2 page document discusses:

  1. What is it?
  2. Who’s doing it?
  3. How does it work?
  4. Why is it significant?
  5. What are the downsides?
  6. Where is it going?
  7. What are the implications for teaching and learning?

Thanks to the iLibrarian for alerting me to this!