Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

Proceedings of the International Symposium for Engineering Education (ISEE-08), Dublin City University, Ireland, pp. 219-226.


This contribution reports on, reflects on and evaluates engineering students responses to the use of PowerPoint in a lecture environment, compared to a more traditional lecturing approach. The contribution concludes that, on average, students value PowerPoint based lectures both as a means of better understanding the material and for the mediums structural and organisational advantages. Students also strongly favour the PowerPoint lectures being available on-line and that a paper copy of the PowerPoint presentation be distributed at the lecture.