According to Wikipedia, a presentation program is a computer software package used to display information, normally in the form of a slide show. It typically includes three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images and a slide-show system to display the content. (, retrieved 17:59, 1 January 2007 (MET))
- How to tutorials
Active Learning with PowerPoint. A Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota tutorial.
- Presentation software. A list of other software
- Presentation Software - The Top Ten from presentationhelper.co.uk
- MS PowerPoint
- Open Office Impress (free)
- Apple Keynote
- With a wordprocessor
- Adobe Acrobat is quite handy together with FrameMaker if you need to produce lots of slides containing code. Daniel K. Schneider uses this combo, e.g. here. All you have to do is write pages in landscape format and define some 30+ styles.
- Prezi, on-line tool for "zooming" non-linear presentations, includes a free (100MB, public) version. A desktop "pro" version exists ($60 annual fee for educators)
- Ahead, on-line tool (same spirit as prezi, but different, i.e. more geared toward interactive web presentations)
- Light-weight (XML, HTML etc based)
- See Flash for presentations tutorial (rather useless)
- See also
- Concept maps. These also can be used for presentations, in particular when presenting complex concepts or many featured issues.