The Effects of MS PowerPoint on Students at a Malaysian University in the English for Professionals (EFP) Classrooms




MS PowerPoint, perceptions of students, students’ learning


The use of Microsoft PowerPoint (a form of multimedia) presentations in classroom instruction has significantly increased globally on both online and offline platforms. This study examines the perception of “English for Professionals (EFP)” students toward the usage of MS PowerPoint in the classrooms for delivering lectures and the effects of MS PowerPoint on students' learning. Questionnaires were used to conduct a quantitative survey. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze the results of this quantitative research. The results illustrate the students' positive attitude toward lectures presented with MS PowerPoint slides. While the majority of the students were receptive, a significant percentage held an indifferent view. The implication is that while MS PowerPoint is a dominant tool in teaching, there is a need to understand the factors behind the neutral reception, whether they are in the tool itself, the application by the educators, or the expertise of the educators in developing the slides.

Author Biographies

Yim San NG, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Yim San NG is an English language teacher. She has taught for 33 years at various levels in the Malaysian Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and university. She holds a BA in English language and literature studies and an MA in Linguistics and English language. Her research interests are learner autonomy and blended learning.

Abegunde Theophilus Ranti, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Abegunde Theophilus Ranti is a student at Universiti Sains Malaysia pursuing the English for Professionals degree. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Ado Ekiti. He is also a web designer. His area of interest includes Applied Linguistics.


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How to Cite

Ng, Y. S., & Ranti, A. T. (2022). The Effects of MS PowerPoint on Students at a Malaysian University in the English for Professionals (EFP) Classrooms. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 13(4), 32-43.