Educational presentation systems: a workflow‐oriented survey and technical discussion

Georg Turban (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany Email: turban@informatik.tu‐

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Publication date: 31 December 2007



Within the last few years, a couple of presentation systems have been developed for assisting higher education. This article aims to provides an overview of available systems and highlight differences regarding their individual intention and technical approaches.


The article consists of a comprehensive system and literature review and provides a taxonomy. Famous systems are categorized and discussed including their individual approaches.


The advantages and disadvantages of different approaches are presented. The discussion provides readers also with information relevant for rating systems according their personal needs.

Research limitations/implications

The categorization for presentation systems can be extended and applied for the categorization of audience response systems.

Practical implications

A source of information that assists users while they choose an appropriate existing presentation system and developers while they design new ones.


This article presents a workflow‐oriented taxonomy for educational presentation systems which is used to analyze several systems. In addition, the different underlying conceptual and technical approaches of different systems are discussed in this work. The provided information is useful for users and developers of such systems.



Turban, G. (2007), "Educational presentation systems: a workflow‐oriented survey and technical discussion", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 208-217.

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