What is it?
As the name implies, ‘slidecast’ originally referred to a vodcast whose visual component was a slideshow. More recently, it’s simply come to refer to the practice up uploading a slideshow presentation to the web. The slidecast may or may not have an audio component (though, to be a slidecast in the truest sense, it should have the audio component). A slidecast can also be a slideshow presented live over the internet, or a video recording of a live slideshow.
What’s the different between screencasting and slidecasting?
Why use it?
Slidecasting is a good way to share your presentations with others without having to reply on your audience having the right software or, heaven forbid, for you to have to print them out. Slidecasts, like YouTube videos, can be embedded on pretty much any website but, unlike videos, can often allow users to interact with them – even if only to the extent of deciding when to move on to the next slide.
To Complete Task 20
- Sign up for an account at Slideshare.
- Upload a slideshow to the service. You can either make one up (using Powerpoint or one of the free, web-based services,mentioned in the above slidecast) or the Practically Perfect Programmer will provide one on the day. Then, if you’re feeling up for a challenge, upload a piece of audio along with it, such as the podcast you made a couple of weeks ago.
- Embed the slidecast in your blog.