Enhancing lecture presentation through tablet technology

Mirela Malin (Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia)

Accounting Research Journal

ISSN: 1030-9616

Publication date: 28 October 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe a simple approach available to corporate finance instructors to enhance the lecture delivery through the use of “digital ink” and tablet technology, to increase engagement during the lecture and enhance the classroom experience.

Design/methodology/approach

The purpose of this paper is to describe a simple approach available to corporate finance instructors to enhance the lecture delivery through the use of “digital ink” and tablet technology, to increase engagement during the lecture and enhance the classroom experience.

Findings

Positive student satisfaction was documented with the majority of students finding that the new method of teaching has helped with their learning. While there was no substantial difference in the overall mean exam scores compared to previous teaching periods, there was an improvement in the ability of students to identify and summarise the different theories.

Originality/value

Technology has created both a progress and a decline in helping students learn. The original blackboard method of instruction was considered outdated when PowerPoint presentations became the main method of lecture delivery. However, the ability of instructors to work through problems progressively can be diminished in slide presentations. This paper shows how technology has facilitated a shift back towards the original “chalk and talk” method of lecture delivery, where the “chalk” has been replaced with “digital ink” in an attempt to reinvigorate slide presentations and actively engage students more during the lecture.

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Citation

Malin, M. (2014), "Enhancing lecture presentation through tablet technology", Accounting Research Journal, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 212-225. https://doi.org/10.1108/ARJ-09-2013-0069

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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