Investigating the use of PowerPoint in teaching: a case study at Annaba Higher School of Management Sciences

Keywords: higher education, teaching, board, pedagogical features, PowerPoint

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the use of PowerPoint at Annaba Higher School of Management Sciences Algeria with 2nd year Master Class students. The authors have tried to find out how PowerPoint is used and whether the students are satisfied with the way it is used at this school. The other task is to investigate to what extent the pedagogical features such as concentration, grasping and eagerness for learning are affected by the use of PowerPoint as a teaching tool.

To conduct this investigation, the questionnaire as a research tool has been used. The questionnaire is made up of three sections: personal information, the board use and PowerPoint use. The number of questions included in this questionnaire is 18. Eight questions in the section related to the board use and ten questions in the section related to PowerPoint use. The study has taken place in the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year from October 2019 to January 2020 at Annaba Higher School of Management Sciences Algeria.

The results of this investigation have revealed that the classical way of teaching such as the use of the board instead of PowerPoint is preferred by this research population. This study has shown that the pedagogical features like motivation, concentration and grasping are higher with the modules where the teachers use the board more than with the modules where the teachers use PowerPoint as a teaching tool. The findings of the study show that the way PowerPoint is used in this school with this research population carries various drawbacks and this what might hinder educational and pedagogical success.

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Published
2020-03-27
How to Cite
Guerid, F. (2020). Investigating the use of PowerPoint in teaching: a case study at Annaba Higher School of Management Sciences. Ukrainian Journal of Educational Studies and Information Technology, 8(1), 17-27. https://doi.org/10.32919/uesit.2020.01.02