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ERIC Number: ED430260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Rewards and Liabilities of Presentation Software as an Ancillary Tool: Prison or Paradise?
Atkins-Sayre, Wendy; Hopkins, Sonya; Mohundro, Sarah; Sayre, Ward
This study is presented as an exploratory research effort regarding students' perceptions of PowerPoint presentations used by college instructors in a basic Fundamentals of Public Speaking course. Data were collected to determine the outcomes in four primary areas: General Questions about PowerPoint use; Perceived Effectiveness of PowerPoint; Demographics of the Respondents; and Student Preference for Future Use. Four hundred and eighty-five (N=485) surveys were collected from participants. Respondents ranged in age from 17-57 years old with a mean age of 24. Results indicated that: (1) 29 percent of the students had been exposed to PowerPoint in other classes, and 33 percent had given presentations using it; (2) students had a higher effect for classes using PowerPoint as a lecture tool; (3) 69 percent of the students perceived PowerPoint as a cognitive aid; and (4) the use of the technology significantly increased the desire for Hispanic students and English-as-a-second-language students to want to see the technology used in other classes. (Contains 7 references and 4 tables of data; the survey instrument is attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A