ERIC Number: EJ732134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
The Impact of Presentation Graphics on Students' Experience in the Classroom
Apperson, Jennifer M.; Laws, Eric L.; Scepansky, James A.
Computers and Education, v47 n1 p116-126 Aug 2006
To investigate the benefits and perceived effectiveness of instructional technology, students enrolled in several courses were compared on student evaluations of instruction, grades and an attitudinal questionnaire. The instructors of the courses taught the same course across two successive semesters, using traditional "chalk-and-talk" methods the first semester, and PowerPoint the next; all other techniques (e.g., exams, lecture material) were held constant. Results suggest that organization and clarity, entertainment and interest, professor likeability, and good professor behaviors were enhanced with PowerPoint although final grades were not.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Student Experience, Computer Software, Computer Graphics, Instructional Effectiveness, Grades (Scholastic), Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Course Evaluation
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