MA STUDENTS’ VIEWS ON THE LECTURERS’ USE OF POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS IN ONLINE LIVE LECTURES DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
PowerPoint Presentations have been one of the content delivery tools used heavily by the lecturers in online live lectures during the Covid-19 lockdown. They were chosen by the lecturers for the delivery of the lessons with the belief that they provide an effective visual support and organization of the content. However, do students have the same views on the use of PowerPoint presentations? The study aimed to present the views of MA students’ on the lecturers’use of PowerPoint presentations during online live lectures.To meet the aim of this research, qualitative research method was used. Data obtained fromstructured interviews which consisted of 4 open-ended questions. Participants presented their views on the use of Power Point presentations during live lectures in terms of positive and negative sides mentioning the problems, if any, and their suggestions to those problems.The study group was comprised of 16 MA students who were studying at Near East University during the Spring term of the academic year 2019-2020.Results of the research indicated that in MA students’ views, the use of materials presented through PowerPoint proves to be practical in the lesson, offers visual richness while at the same time providing efficient monitoring and evaluation.
Key words: PowerPoint presentations, online live lecture, Covid-19
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