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ERIC Number: EJ865238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
A Comparison of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students' Perceptions of Their Instructors' Use of "Microsoft PowerPoint"
Yilmazel-Sahin, Yesim
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v18 n3 p361-380 Oct 2009
This study explored the perceptions of 304 teacher education students regarding how effectively and meaningfully their instructors use the "Microsoft PowerPoint" presentation software program in their teaching and compared graduate and undergraduate students' perceptions to determine the extent to which graduate and undergraduate teacher educators differ in the ways they employ "PowerPoint". Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and surveys. The Mann-Whitney U tests identified significant differences between undergraduate and graduate students' perceptions of their instructors' use of "MS PowerPoint" in their teaching. Specifically, this study found that compared to graduate students, significantly more undergraduate students reported that their instructors (a) use "PowerPoint" as a straight lecturing tool, (b) read directly from slides, (c) present the whole class in "PowerPoint", (d) present information on the slide that is directly copied from the textbook. In addition, significantly more undergraduate students reported experiencing "PowerPoint" overload due to overfull presentations and the rapid pace of instruction. (Contains 6 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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