Integrating Teaching Slides in Science/Technology Course Development
Da Zhang, Ohio Univerisity - Lancaster, United States ; Christine Wolfe, Ohio University - Lancaster, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study investigated the student attitudes toward the use of PowerPoint teaching slides in the science/technology classroom and aimed at helping science/technology teachers integrate PowerPoint teaching slides in their course development. This study was mainly based on the application of various features of PowerPoint during the computer science technology course development and on the analysis of student attitudes toward the use of these features in the classroom. The teaching slide features of animation, branching browsing, custom button, menus, flow chart, sentence/visual, external link/file, and interaction were integrated into these PowerPoint presentations. Each feature of PowerPoint presentation was identified, defined, and evaluated. The study suggests students are not resistant to PowerPoint presentation in the classroom. With various features of PowerPoint appropriately used in the course development, PowerPoint is helpful in capturing student attention and interest.
Zhang, D. & Wolfe, C. (2007). Integrating Teaching Slides in Science/Technology Course Development. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1750-1756). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).