Wednesday, 13 April 2011
I have been excited about using 'Artist' as my metaphor. I've tweaked and refined as I've hit hurdles. But the presentation of the information had me stumbling about in a dark place for a little bit. So many information sharing sites to choose from. Does one learn a whole new program or just upload a Powerpoint? Which program will do what I want it to? How do I go about explaining my metaphor and compare it to teaching?
Do you see where I've been?! I tell you, a dark little place of questions.
One by one, I have been answering those questions.
What would I advise someone else to do about the program? Think about the information sharing later...just begin with Powerpoint. I know how Powerpoint works. It does all the things I want to do with the presentation.
How do I articulate my metaphor vs real life ideas? Having an artistic bent, I began with pictures. Because presentations need to be attractive and interesting. Yes? I'm sure I don't want to sit through something that is boring to look at, so why would anyone else. And then I decided to record an explanation of each slide. Everything is more cohesive now.
All of a sudden I see light at the end of my dark little place. It is looking and sounding good. To me, anyway. We'll see what happens with 'peer review'!