Let’s talk about a “new” Microsoft product called “Sway”, a program released in 2015. Although Sway is considered a “presentation” program, there are many differences between Sway and PowerPoint (as well as some basic similarities).
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In Sway, you can easily add pictures, videos, text-based documents, links (of course), add interactivity, and embed into a website … all optimized for the web, much more than even the latest PowerPoint version. Could you do all (or most) of Sway’s capabilities in PowerPoint? Yes. However, Sway makes including each of these elements extremely quick and easy. And Sway takes care of much design work behind the scenes which, for most people, will be seen as a benefit (the founders of Sway call this “assisted authoring”). Sway has been built for web delivery and has responsive design to adjust to any device.
By simplifying the design process, Sway encourages more time to be invested in both the content and delivery of work. The program does however still offer a high level of customization options, meaning the creative/design experience is not entirely lost. This is a great addition to any modern learning and development or communication setting.
Here are some additional resources to provide you with more information about Sway.