Investigation of university students' attitude toward the use of powerpoint according to some variables
In this study it is aimed to investigate whether university students' attitudes toward the use of PowerPoint as a supporting teaching tool in the lectures change according to variables such as gender, academic units attended. For this purpose, the sample consisted of total 653 students who enrolled, Faculty of Education (N=287), Faculty of Engineering (N=125), School of Economics and Administrative Sciences (N=92) and Vocational School (N=149) in Bayburt University. Data was collected using "attitude toward the use of PowerPoint" scale. Additionally, students' opinions of the use of PowerPoint as a supporting teaching tool was collected from their responses to a questions form developed by researchers, then written documents analyzed to reveal their opinions with respect to the use of PowerPoint. The data obtained was statistically analyzed (ANOVA). It was found that there is no any statistically meaningful difference in the participants' attitude toward the use of PowerPoint in respect to gender, but there was significant difference in the participants' attitude toward the use of PowerPoint according to academic units attended. Recently, the findings were discussed in terms of the use of PowerPoint as a supporting tool in the lectures and its importance. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
SourceProcedia Computer Science
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