I’m excited to say that it’s finally happened to me.  Today, one of my presentations, “Comparing Instructional Design Models,” made it to the home page of Slideshare — even it was only for a little while.  Earlier today, I received the following email:

Unfortunately, I missed capturing the link on Slideshare’s homepage.  But I have to say that I am “Wowed!”  I heard all this today from a colleague and friend Kevin Thorn, who said he saw one of my presentations get tweeted.  So that’s pretty cool.  Somebody I don’t know (that’s Mike Taylor) found one of my presentations and decided to share it.  That’s awesome!  Glad I could help.  Since this was new to me, I decided to search twitter to see if I could find out who all were interested in my presentation today.  And I found this:

Now, I am pleased to say that my friend Kevin (that’s him above as LearnNuggets) retweeted the original tweet, and then it got retweeted multiple times.  The folks who retweeted the presentation include folks that I admire and follow myself, such as Cammy Bean at Kineo and Dr. Allison Rossett at San Diego State.
So, what’s the stuff that caused this reaction?  It’s this presentation:
[slideshare id=3127392&doc=idmodels-100210151043-phpapp02]
I decided this semester that I would publish all my slides for my “Developing Interactive Learning Environments” course into Slideshare just to see what happens.  I guess I got my answer.

5 favs.
2 embeds other than me.

So, why has this presentation resonated with others?  What did you like, dislike, or abhor about it? Thanks everybody for making me feel appreciated today.

About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at Viral-Notebook.com. He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

3 Thoughts on “It's finally happened…to me

  1. Hi Michael, thanks for sharing your stuff on SlideShare. Most, if not all, of the folks who re-tweeted my initial link to your slides participate in a weekly discussion on learning via the tag #lrnchat You can get all the scoop as well as past transcripts at http://lrnchat.wordpress.com It’s really a fantastic conversation with fantastic people which touches upon all things learning , including ID models and frequent bantering on ADDIE in particular.

    It’s very cool you made the front page of SlideShare and I’m glad to have had some small part in it. I look forward to seeing and sharing more with you in the future.


  2. Hey, @Mike, thanks for stopping by. I told Kevin Thorn that I hope to jump in and participate in #lrnchat sometime soon to see what’s going on and what I’m missing. I hope my stuff is helpful to you and your work.

  3. Roberta E Turner (UU) on March 10, 2010 at 11:14 am said:

    Congratulations Professor on making the front page of SlideShare. I am sure many people will benefit from the information you have to share!

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