ERIC Number: EJ1054827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Powerpoint: An Overused Technology Deserving of Criticism, but Indispensable
Hopper, Keith B.; Waugh, Jonathan B.
Educational Technology, v54 n5 p29-34 Sep-Oct 2014
PowerPoint is roundly reviled and ridiculed, yet this technology enjoys universal popularity. This article reviews the criticisms of PowerPoint and its peer technologies, describes its affordances and advantages, and suggests innovative PowerPoint applications in instruction. Beyond garden-variety applications of PowerPoint, it may also be used to develop streaming movies for mobile use, create online topical archives in stable content, and even serve as a media-rich simulation platform.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software, Courseware, Usability, Innovation, Archives, Multimedia Materials, Simulation, Educational Games, Instructional Films, Technology Uses in Education
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