ERIC Number: EJ762954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
The Power of Powerpoint: Is It in the User or the Program?
Childhood Education, v83 n4 p231 Sum 2007
PowerPoint is widely used for a variety of purposes in today's university and public school classrooms. Many children in the elementary grades quickly learn to prepare PowerPoint presentations with ease. Sometimes, however, we believe that PowerPoint presentations are overused and ineffective, especially when one is subjected to viewing several of them in succession. We feel brain dead and bored. Yet, are we fully understanding PowerPoint's possibilities, or are we unjustly blaming the software? Are we sure about how software and educational technology impacts learning, or are we making unfounded conclusions? This article addresses both the advantages and disadvantages of PowerPoint.
Descriptors: Computer Software, Classrooms, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Graphics, Elementary School Students, Educational Technology, Influences, Cognitive Processes, Learning, Technology Integration, Visual Aids
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