Ourboox vs. Powerpoint


OK, let’s face it. Powerpoint is more powerful than Ourboox when it comes to presentations. They have over twenty years experience, and Microsoft. We have our small team and only three years experience. So yes, if you want to have a regular presentation, powerpoint wins hands down.

Over the past two years though, I’ve been experimenting using Ourboox to prepare materials for my lectures. I use the large fonts (just like on Powerpoint), I add photos, embed videos, etc. But here is the big advantage – Ourboox allows you to tell a STORY. There are pages that flip, and the feeling that you and the students get is different than ourboox. If you don’t believe me, take a look at any of the lectures of my sixties’ class, for example:

What Made the Beatles the Beatles

There are two additional advantages to using Ourboox for giving presentations: the students (or listeners) can access the e-book anytime they want; and I can add a padlet page so that the students can comment in the book itself!!

And of course, there is always the novelty of presenting a talk using an unpowerpoint presentation. Try it and let me know!!!

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Mel Rosenberg

About Mel Rosenberg

Mel Rosenberg couldn't make a living writing and giving away children’s books so to make ends meet he took on odd jobs as a professor of microbiology, inventor, jazz musician, singer and French toast cook. More recently he has teamed with Ran Shternin (and a whole bunch of wonderful volunteers) to create ourboox.com, an international community of writers and illustrators who make amazing books together using a unique platform.