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ERIC Number: EJ1055065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
To the Point: How Management Faculty Use Powerpoint Slides and Quizzes
Williamson, Stan; Clow, Kenneth E.; Stevens, Robert E.
Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, v1 n2 p144-154 2011
This exploratory study examines U.S. management faculty usage of two types of supplements: PowerPoint (PPT) slides and quizzes. Results suggest the majority (67%) of experienced management faculty frequently employ PowerPoint in their classes. However, they do not see PPT basic slides provided by the publisher as very central to getting their message across. In using PPT they tend to personalize publisher slides to cover issues discussed in class and to embellish slides with visuals and videos for interest. Primarily they encourage their students to use PowerPoint slides provided on the instructor's website to review lectures and chapter material to prepare for exams. Half of our study's management professors used quizzes sparingly or not at all. When quizzes were used, professors developed their questions more often based on material presented in class as well as from the text. Further research investigating the reasoning behind faculty's choices is warranted.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Business Administration Education, Tests, Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Visual Aids, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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