Faculty Publications

Title

PowerPoint's power in the classroom: Enhancing students' self-efficacy and attitudes

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Improving classroom teaching, Pedagogical issues, Teaching/learning strategies

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Computers and Education

Volume

45

Issue

2

First Page

203

Last Page

215

Abstract

The current study examined the effects of non-interactive computer assisted instruction on students' performance, self-efficacy, motivation, and attitudes. Half the lectures presented to two Introduction to Psychology college classes were taught in a traditional lecture format and half were accompanied by PowerPoint multimedia. Lecture order was counterbalanced across classes. Whereas lecture style did not affect academic performance, students had more positive attitudes about the course and greater self-efficacy with PowerPoint. In the class that started with PowerPoint lectures, student motivation declined after PowerPoint stopped accompanying lectures. However, student motivation did not increase after PowerPoint was added in the other class. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

9-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.compedu.2004.07.005

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