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ERIC Number: EJ1069892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Pointing with Power or Creating with Chalk
Rudow, Sasha R.; Finck, Joseph E.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v8 n3 p123-134 2015
This study examines the attitudes of students on the use of PowerPoint and chalk/white boards in college science lecture classes. Students were asked to complete a survey regarding their experiences with PowerPoint and chalk/white boards in their science classes. Both multiple-choice and short answer questions were used. The multiple-choice questions were analyzed quantitatively. The short answer questions were coded into similar groups qualitatively and then recoded quantitatively in order to best compare data. The students report that the majority of presentations in their college science classes use PowerPoint. Their responses show that they clearly prefer the use of chalk/white boards and overwhelmingly say that PowerPoint does not keep their attention in comparison.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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