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ERIC Number: EJ1101792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Evaluating Gender Differences of Attitudes and Perceptions toward PowerPoint™ for Preservice Science Teachers
Annetta, Leonard A.; Slykhuis, David; Wiebe, Eric
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v3 n4 p297-304 Nov 2007
Microsoft PowerPoint™ has become the generic name used when describing slideware applications. This study analyzed the gender differences of participant attitudes and perceptions of various components of PowerPoint™ presentations. Preservice science teachers (none licensed, mostly undergraduates) viewing PowerPoint™ presentations of science content provided the data. The components of the presentations studied were: text, graphics, the combination of text and graphics, narration, and appropriate use of PowerPoint™ for teaching and learning science content. The affect of animations viewed in prior participant PowerPoint™ experiences was also ascertained. A Kruskal-Wallis test was calculated to analyze the differences between genders for the perceived effectiveness of aforementioned components of PowerPoint™. Results showed a significant difference (H<0.05) for the affect of graphics in PowerPoint™ on gender. Females found the integration of graphics in PowerPoint™ to be a more effective approach to learning science than did males.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Raleigh)
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