My portfolio houses:
My interests really can be summed up into one word: mashup. Long before mashup became a word to signify taking bits and pieces to make a new thing (esp. as relates to Web2.0 technologies), I have been making "mashups." I created a book in second grade, using shelfpaper over cardboard as the covers, construction paper for the pages, and plastic fiber as the binding. Of course, I wrote the story and illustrated it, too.
I wear lots o' hats:
In addition to my MLIS degree (focus on information architecture, organization & metadata), I have considerable professional web design experience. I also have continued to take classes (graduate level Instructional Design & Development was my latest formal coursework) in addition to teaching.
I also continue to work with with a variety of multimedia in digital projects as well as "traditional" multimedia in a 2D form utilizing such media as sand, found objects, and stucco. Some wonder how art and technology fit together. Problemsolving is an important part of technology, especially programming. Problemsolving is creative -- thinking outside "the box" = thinking creatively.
Near future projects include writing an article on multimedia training tools for a peer reviewed journal, beginning work as a member of the Faculty Learning Committee on the Shift to Visual (a group exploring the impact of video and the shift to visual learning through multimedia in academia), creating new training tutorials for departmental staff in using a new database, beginning work on a research area in Second Life, continuing to work with Drupal and the Drupal Users Group, creating training documentation for PacerCMS, and presenting/writing on the areas of Emerging Technologies, Social Networking and Metadata.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me a line or a chat request
...and yes, I will confess, this is a Drupal driven site. Drupal is probably the ultimate mashup -- it's built from bits n pieces of everything, which suits me just fine.
Embedding a live webpage so that it is a seamless part of the Powerpoint is amazingly easy but
INSERTING A WORD DOCUMENT, PDF, SPREADSHEET, ETC.
Main Menu Insert>Object
Note> When inserting a document, Powerpoint will insert it into one slide; any overflow will not display.
ANIMATED IMAGE ACROSS THE WHOLE SLIDESHOW
As a background:
From the Master Slide, right click on slide background.
Small animation on a slide:
Embedding fonts will save the fonts along with the presentation.
Note>Only truetype fonts have this option.
Action Settings provide a means of providing some interactivity through telling Powerpoint to do a specific task, such as open a website. An Action Button is a preconfigured graphic which is packaged with a choice of Action Settings. Action Buttons include clickable forward/backward navigation, a help button, and even a customizable button. Action Settings can be added to most any graphic or sound by using the Right Click properties menu.
TRANSITIONS AND NAVIGATION
Let's add a nifty transition from slide to slide.
(YouTube and other web based media)
One of the advantages of embedding YouTube (or other flash files hosted on the web) into Powerpoint is that as long as there is an internet connection, everything should run correctly.