The Effects of Presentation Tool Software Selection on Presentation Design Artifacts
Abstract: We conducted two studies which required students to complete two course assignments that involved photographic production techniques and the development of a presentation to be submitted for assignment credit. The assigned tasks were identical in each study and only the order of software tool usage requirements was changed for assignment credit. The effects of presentation tool software use on the production of assessment design artifacts developed by students were investigated. The course was offered at the graduate level and students participated in the production of two assessment artifacts that involved the use of the PowerPoint® software tool and Prezi®, a web-based software tool. The primary assignment for the unit was to shoot a series of pictures that can be used for an instructional application based on the provided “Shoot List.” Results indicate that there are differences in the structures of students’ assessment design artifacts which have been created using PowerPoint® versus those which are created using Prezi®.
Presider: Farzana Latif, University of Sheffield