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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 4 October 2013

Maximizing reusability of presentation slides

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Posted in Presentations quality, Research and education

recycle Maximizing reusability of presentation slidesScience is about competition, about collaboration and about communication, to mention a few keywords dominating the life of a scientist. In this post I will discuss a matter relating to collaboration and communication: sharing of slides.

Active scientists spend a large fraction – if not a major – fraction of their time to either listening to a scientific presentation, or preparing and giving their own presentation. Successful scientists have a collection of hundreds of slides and pick out the relevant combination shortly before they give their talk.

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Frerik van Beijnum Frerik van Beijnum 26 July 2012

Effectiveness of large scale conferences

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Posted in Conferences, Speaking in public

Last May I visited the first large scale international conference (CLEO) during my PhD. I was shocked about the enormous contrast with smaller scale (more specialized) conferences. In this post, I will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages that struck me during this conference.

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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 12 April 2012

Poor quality of slide-sharing services

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Posted in useful software, Web 2.0

rotten bananas Poor quality of slide sharing servicesIn my previous post I discussed a feature I would like to be implemented by slide-sharing services. I am not going to repeat here all the arguments why slide sharing is useful for scientists. I just want to discuss the present quality of the engines used by these services. I consider here SlideShare, authorSTREAM, SlideBoom and Google Docs from the point of view of scientists. Two years ago I pointed out to you that SlideBoom was by far the best. After two years much could have been changed in a world where nowadays everything on the Internet is about sharing.

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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 11 April 2012

Important feature all slide-sharing-services lack

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Posted in Presentations quality, Speaking in public, useful software, Web 2.0

scientific presentation Important feature all slide sharing services lack

Ten years years ago the major computer company Sun  Microsystems advertised in all media with the slogan: “The network is the computer”. And I must admit they knew where they were talking about. They saw the clouds coming. Sun has been taken over by Oracle in 2009.

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