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ERIC Number: EJ1101711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-2217
Using Prezi to Motivate Middle School Science Students
Bender, Caroline; Bull, Prince Hycy
Journal on School Educational Technology, v7 n3 p10-21 Dec 2011-Feb 2012
This study examined the effects of the use of a non-linear multimedia presentation model, Prezi, on middle school students' attitude toward learning science, engagement in school science, and the impact on learning science. Prezi was used as the primary instructional model for an intensive six-week intervention period in seventh grade science classrooms. A total of 28 students, from two science classes, participated in the study. Each student completed a pre- and post-survey to determine attitudes and beliefs about learning science and also completed two surveys at the end of the intervention to determine the effectiveness of Prezi as an instructional tool. Findings indicate small improvements in both students' attitudes and beliefs about learning science in general. However, results do show that Prezi is effective as a learning tool because it engages students in learning, helps students retain information, and for its ease and style of design and presentation. Results also indicated that Prezi was, most notably, effective in informing students about science topics, presenting information in an understandable way, and that Prezi would be an effective learning tool if used in other courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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