ERIC Number: EJ1056696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Creating Visual Aids with Graphic Organisers on an Infinite Canvas--The Impact on the Presenter
Casteleyn, Jordi; Mottart, Andre; Valcke, Martin
Research in Learning Technology, v23 2015
Instead of the traditional set of slides, the visual aids of a presentation can now be graphic organisers (concept maps, knowledge maps, mind maps) on an infinite canvas. Constructing graphic organisers has a beneficial impact on learning, but this topic has not been studied in the context of giving a presentation. The present study examined this issue by having 199 students prepare a presentation. The control sample created visual aids that are similar to a deck of slides with text and pictures. In the first experimental condition, graphic organisers were inserted in this deck of slides, and in the second experimental condition, visuals aids with interconnected graphic organisers were produced. There were no significant differences in self-reported self-efficacy related to giving a presentation and in motivational variables. To detect if the presentations met the principles set by the conditions, the participants' products were coded qualitatively, but this analysis also yielded no differences in variables. Further research should therefore explore the interaction between software and presenter.
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Concept Mapping, Maps, Instructional Materials, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Public Speaking, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Motivation, Hypothesis Testing, Seminars, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Technology Uses in Education, Indo European Languages, Web Sites, Technological Literacy, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Coding, Pretests Posttests, Multivariate Analysis
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