So there is a celebration going on in the School of Geography and Environment at Southampton today as we have been teaching geography for 100 years. As part of that we prepared posters of recent research, mine was about flipped learning (good curation of relevant literature I recently found). It took me 2 days to prepare the poster so I'd like the audience to be wider than just the visitors to the school today so I've produced a little experiment:
Poster based in Prezi (zoom and pannable)
Youtube Clip Talk zooming and panning around
Educational Value: I did this by:
1] pasting a series of images of the poster into Prezi
2] Setting up a series of views around the poster
3] adding animated annotations to the views
4] Recording a screencast using screenflow (but the free screencast-o-matic is robust for simple use such as this)
5] uploading to Youtube
The nice thing would be to get students to do a poster then do a talk like this and attach a QR code to the poster linking to the talk so you could scan the QR code (generator page), access the youtube clip and get the author to talk you through the poster as you stood in front of it. It has a lot in common with a Google Earth tour, instead of a tour around real space you're flying around 'information space'.
Suggested Improvements: It works as a concept but I didn't design with a phone screen in mind enough IMHO, text needs to be bigger. Also, it might be nice to extend out the poster to other related media rather than just talk about the poster itself.