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Recommended Citation: Chapman, R J.  Multimodal Slide Shows as Asynchronous Presentation Reviews.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §15a.

Multimodal Slide Shows as Asynchronous Presentation Reviews

Roger J. Chapman    [a1] [a2]
Computer Science Department
University of Hawaii at Hilo    [u1] [u2]
Hilo, Hawaii, USA    [c1] [c2]

This paper describes the design of, and initial results from using, a software application for recording multimodal slide show presentations that was used to create pre-examination reviews of course material in a traditional computer programming class. The results suggest these students found the reviews and software to be useful, and particularly valued well-synchronized speech and pointing when it helped focus attention, but they also found unnecessary pointing to be distracting. More generally, the results suggest that with appropriately designed software, faculty, often already in the habit of duplicating presented material for students, can recreate a more natural, significant part of the classroom experience, without having to spend a lot of time working with relatively complicated authoring systems.

Keywords: multimodal interaction, educational software, presentation systems, courseware, asynchronous learning, human-computer interaction, deictic gesturing

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