I'll be presenting "Web 2.0 for Reflection and Assessment" at PETE&C on Tuesday, February 23 from 10:45-11:45 AM. It's a presentation I've done before. I'm not sure if I would review Prezi differently if my experience was creating a presentation from scratch.
Two considerations for my review:
- I'm not a "bullet point person" in PPT. I use keywords and images and mainly images. So, I may have a different view of PPT than some.
- This is my first time using Prezi. I viewed the introductory video but didn't look at a lot of other Prezi's before jumping in and creating mine. I only worked in one theme. So, some of my review could be slanted because I just don't know enough about it yet.
|Feature||Pros||Cons||Prezi or PPT?|
|Drawing||Simple arrow, free form line and highlight||Only simple tools that really don't support information presentation||PPT|
|Text||Easy to create, edit and move around the canvas||Limited text, fonts, colors . . . based on the theme selected||Prezi|
|Documents||You can embed documents!!!!(that is awesome!)||None that I'm aware of||Prezi|
|Transitions||Smooth transition from one point to another||No options for different types of transitions||Prezi|
|Animation||Transition is animation||No builds, no object animations||PPT|
|Cost||What seems to be limited functionality for a cost (even though it's affordable)||Prezi|
PPT = 6; Prezi = 4
It's great that there's another presentation option! I'm looking forward to seeing how others use Prezi, how my use of it will evolve and the features and functions that are added over time. But, for now I'd still recommend PPT as your "go to" presentation tool (just please reduce the use of bullets 8-) . But consider Prezi as an experimental tool, a way to switch things up a little bit and as a way to challenge your traditional thinking about presentatio preparation and support.