Chalk and Talk Versus Powerpoint: Perception among Medical Students

Authors

  • Mahanta Putul1 , Lahkar Babita2 , Borah Pollov3, Das D.K.4 , Choudhury Manoj Kumar5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2354

Keywords:

Teaching method; medical education; classroom techniques

Abstract

Introduction: The emerging technologies made by day changing the techniques of teaching medical
education. The teaching technique has changed since the last decade from the old traditional technique
of chalk and talk (CNT) to a newer technique of Power-point presentation (PPT) to the video classrooms
converting the whole traditional environment of the classrooms. This paper aims to access the perception of
the medical students about these two instructional method.
Materials and Method: In this study cross-sectional descriptive survey was used. Medical students were
selected through non-probability convenient sampling. The data were collected using a questionnaire-based
survey about their views and perception of two method of lecture delivery, viz., PPT presentation, and using
a chalkboard. For each of the two method, the students were asked to rank twelve comments on a four-point
scale: strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 16
and the results expressed as proportions.
Results: In our study where more than 97% of our study respondents emphasized the value of chalk and
talk and declared it as the more effective and useful teaching tool in their learning experience compared to
PowerPoint (86%) and recommended it for teaching.
Conclusion: Both CNT, as well as PPT, are the effective method for medical education and both can be used
in combination for the effective delivery of classroom sessions.

Author Biography

Mahanta Putul1 , Lahkar Babita2 , Borah Pollov3, Das D.K.4 , Choudhury Manoj Kumar5

1
Professor, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Assam, India, 2Associate Professor of Anesthesiology FAA Medical
College, Barpeta, Assam, India, 3
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Jorhat Medical College and Hospital,
Jorhat, Assam, India, 4Professor of Microbiology Diphu Medical College, Diphu, Assam, 5Additional Director of
Medical Education and Executive Director of National Health Mission Assam

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Mahanta Putul1 , Lahkar Babita2 , Borah Pollov3, Das D.K.4 , Choudhury Manoj Kumar5. (2021). Chalk and Talk Versus Powerpoint: Perception among Medical Students. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 469-473. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2354

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