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Comment on Chen and Lin “Does downloading Powerpoint slides before the lecture lead to better student achievement?â€

  • Edmund Cannon

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    (University of Bristol)

Chen and Lin (2008) is an interesting attempt to measure the effect of students having access to PowerPoint slides before a lecture. They argue that such access leads to better learning outcomes as measured by higher exam marks. While their empirical results shed some light on students’ use of PowerPoint slides, I argue that they have not succeeded in isolating the treatment effect and the correlations cannot be interpreted as causal.

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Volume (Year): 10 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 83-89

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