SlideShare is discontinuing its Slidecast Audio Track service at the end of this month.

I think the Audio Track option has been a great feature of SlideShare and I am sorry to see it close.

I am curating some my Audio Tracks here. The Slidecasts (without audio) remain on my SlideShare account.

All of my presentations are open educational resources shared under Creative Commons licenses.


Coach Education and Development

Open for Learning (2013) Slidecast

You+ (+) (2012) Slidecast

The audio for this presentation exceeds the 8 Mb limit in WordPress. There is a copy here in my Dropbox public folder.

Reflecting on Coaching as a Vocation (2013) Slidecast

The Expert Pedagogue (2012) Slidecast


Long Term Athlete Development

Long Term Athlete Development (2013) Slidecast


Open Education

#UCSaffire (2013) Slidecast


Transforming the ways we share information (2013) Slidecast



Students as Produsers (2013) Slidecast


Produsing Historical Narratives (2013) Slidecast


Produsing resources for coaching and teaching (2013) Slidecast



Edges and Everyday Practice (2013) Slidecast

Sport and Technology (2012) Slidecast


University of Canberra Units

I used SlideShare as a repository for presentations made in three University of Canberra Sport Studies units:

  • Sport Coaching Pedagogy 2013
  • Sport Coaching Pedagogy 2012
  • Business, Politics and Sport 2011

The presentations remain in SlideShare but after 30 April there will be no audio with them.




The demise of slidecasting in SlideShare has encouraged me to think about the role audio plays in my presentations.

Most of my sharing is asynchronous so it seems very important to have an audio link with a viewer.

I have been using Prezi for some time. The availability of audio options for the whole of a Prezi (background music) or for specific steps in a presentation look promising.

I do like Stephen Downes’ use of audio recordings for his presentations. I think this presentation is a good example of how Stephen links visual presentations with audio. This was his 337 presentation.

I am starting to experiment with Evernote Presentations too.


Photo Credit

Opname van een hoorspeel (Nationaal Archief, no known copyright restrictions)



#SpCP13 Planning Programs

We are into Week 3 of Sport Coaching Pedagogy at the University of Canberra.

This week we are looking at Planning Programs.

My aim in our practical tutorials during the day is to explore some of the issues associated with planning.

I will be keen to consider personalisation of approaches.

Elsewhere in the unit, the blogs for the unit assessment are starting to appear.

This week’s SlideCast is:

Another Introductory Look at the Australian Sports System

I have been thinking about problem based learning this week.

This SlideCast presentation is another look at the information I have shared with students a few weeks ago in advance of our meeting today at the University of Canberra.

My aim is to use three topical issues (Essendon, Lance Armstrong, Soccer Match Fixing) to adduce the power of the generic skills that underpin the course and this unit.

Rather than embed the presentation here I thought I would use ThingLink to connect resources.