Myths and Realities of PowerPoint

Status: Completed Projects
Year: 2017
This Project was completed in 2017

In a study by the Adaptech Research Network 97% of students indicated that having access to online PowerPoint (or other presentation software) course notes worked well for them. What proportion of teachers post their notes online and when? When do students look at the notes and how do they use them? Has anyone taught them how these can be used effectively? Does availability of online PowerPoints affect course attendance? To answer such questions, we held focus groups with each of the following: 8 teachers (social science), 8 students (social sciences), and 8 professionals. Based on focus group findings we compiled a short questionnaire and administered it to students with and without disabilities.