The impact of computer-mediated immediate feedback on developing oral presentation skills

Authors Stan van Ginkel, Dominic Ruiz, Asko Mononen, Cendel Karaman, Ander de Keijzer, Jirarat Sitthiworachart
Published in Journal of computer assisted learning
Publication date 5 January 2020
Research groups Digital Ethics
Type Article


From the article: "AbstractFeedback plays a central role in learning. Crucial to this is the nature and timing ofthe feedback. This experimental study explores the efficacy of immediate computer-mediated feedback within a virtual reality environment designed to facilitate thedevelopment of pre-university students' presentation skills. Two conditions wereestablished to assess the efficacy: immediate computer-mediated feedback; a controlcondition of delayed expert-mediated feedback. Results showed improvement butno statistically relevant difference in performance gains between the two conditions,suggesting both can facilitate learning. Furthermore, students perceived the environ-ment to be an effective and motivating platform in which to practise presentationskills. For educators seeking viable alternatives to face-to-face presentation practiceand feedback, the finding that immediate computer-mediated feedback is potentiallyas effective in aiding presentation performance is crucial for two reasons: first, itexpands practice opportunities for students; second, it could result in less pressureon resources, including time and staffing."

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Language English
Published in Journal of computer assisted learning
Year and volume 2020 1 - 11
Key words presentation skills, secondary education, timing of feedback, virtual reality
Digital Object Identifier 10.1111/jcal.12424

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