Thursday, June 01, 2006

Macromedia Breeze Class

Yesterday (May 31st) I completed a Macromedia Breeze Presenter class through the Professional Development Department at my school (Milwaukee Area Technical College).

Breeze Presenter is a tool that you use inside of PowerPoint to convent PowerPoint presentations into flash. Audio narration can be added along with the capability to create an interactive quiz as well as incorporating other media such as .avi (movie) files.

I found this software to be very interesting and easy to use. I like the fact that I can create a quiz within the presentation that can be scored (or not scored) and the results will be posted to Blackboard. (Blackboard is the course content system that we use). It was easy to record audio to each slide as will as edit the audio if necessary.

During the class, I compared using Breeze versus podcasting a lecture. Breeze might be less time-consuming to use to produce a presention in the long run. But I like the "live" interactivity that podcasting presents.

Here is a lecture that I produced using Breeze Presenter Wigs: An Introduction.

7 comments:

Tech-lou-ology said...

Hi! tried to view the presentation - but I don't have an account - drat. The idea of a powerpoint as Flash with audio would certainly have some good things for distance learning.

Judy Brown said...

Sorry about that. The link should now be working. Feel free to try it again.

Rebecca said...

Judy- what a great presentation and learning tool! The interface is very nice and easy to use. Have you had any experience using Breeze Live? Another great collaboration tool. There are so many neat technologies available to enhance the learning experience. Thanks for sharing your presentation. You've sparked my interest to experiment more with the Breeze package. Thanks!

Tech-lou-ology said...

Thanks - I was able to get in!

Betsy said...

Judy - your blog is really useful and is really developing well. I thought your presentation was great -- thanks for sharing it.

Betsy said...

Great blog Judy. It has really developed over the past two weeks. Thanks for sharing your presentation, it was neat to see that interface at work.

cscheske said...

Judy,

Looks like a great software to use! I can see multiple uses for the software in the school districts.