I’m teaching a new course in electronics / internet of things (IoT), and I would like to share the content publicly. In addition, I would like the content to be accessible for all users. As such, I’m looking to migrate from PowerPoint (which I really enjoy using). This post serves as a memory stone for myself of the options (circa Aug 2019).
Special thanks to Ryan Straight for all his suggestions!
My desired features are
- accessible output (lecture notes and slides)
- limit extra work (single file for publishable lecture notes and in-class slide presentations)
- easy to edit (when editing lecture notes, I want to focus on the content not the formatting or markup)
- a reliable tool that has community support and will exist in the future
- easy to convert notes to slides (ideally an add-on for the editor I’m using, but at least it should be a quick conversion that can be run)
- drag and drop support for images (a bonus)
- compatible with GitHub readable markdown (since I want to make the content open-source. Ideally I would like it to automatically create GitHub HTML pages. For now, GitHub readable markdown is fine)
- able to make illustrations / flowcharts / line drawings
Here are my preliminary findings. Note this is based on a couple of weeks of experimenting and subject revision.
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