The research article “The impact of computer-mediated immediate feedback on developing oral presentation skills: An exploratory study in virtual reality”, co-authored by METU member Assoc. Prof. Abdullah Cendel Karaman, has been published in Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
Feedback plays a central role in learning. Crucial to this is the nature and timing of the feedback. This experimental study explores the efficacy of immediate computer-mediated feedback within a virtual reality environment designed to facilitate the development of pre-university students' presentation skills. Two conditions were established to assess the efficacy: immediate computer-mediated feedback; a control condition of delayed expert-mediated feedback. Results showed improvement but no statistically relevant difference in performance gains between the two conditions, suggesting both can facilitate learning. Furthermore, students perceived the environment to be an effective and motivating platform in which to practise presentation skills. For educators seeking viable alternatives to face-to-face presentation practice and feedback, the finding that immediate computer-mediated feedback is potentially as effective in aiding presentation performance is crucial for two reasons: first, it expands practice opportunities for students; second, it could result in less pressure on resources, including time and staffing.
Van Ginkel, S., Ruiz, D., Mononen, A., Karaman, C., de Keijzer, A., & Sitthiworachart, J. (2020). The impact of computer-mediated immediate feedback on developing oral presentation skills: An exploratory study in virtual reality. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 36(3), 412-422. doi:10.1111/jcal.12424
Article access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jcal.12424
Assoc. Prof. Abdullah Cendel Karaman
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presentation skills, secondary education, timing of feedback, virtual reality
Van Ginkel, S., Ruiz, D., Mononen, A., de Keijzer, A., Sitthiworachart, J.