Narrated PowerPoint as a Self-Learning Resource

By Lyndon Walker.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

In addition to being used to create lecture room slides, PowerPoint can also be used as a simple entry-level medium for creating self learning resources for students. This article explains the concept of using narrated PowerPoint slides as a teaching resource and examines some of the advantages and disadvantages of using PowerPoint as the medium for this kind of learning object. Feedback from staff and students who utilised such a resource for a business statistics class is provided and discussed, together with thoughts of future research into the effectiveness of narrated self-learning tools and the appropriate mediums for them.

Keywords: Narrated PowerPoint, Self-learning, Multimedia Instructional Tool, Learning Object

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 12, pp.1-6. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 984.699KB).

Lyndon Walker

Unitec, New Zealand

Lyndon Walker is a lecturer of statistics and finance at Unitec New Zealand. He has an interest in education and e-learning, as well as simulation and statistical data analysis.

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