Incorporating Digital Aids for Promoting Public Speaking Skills
Keywords:public speaking skills, self-monitoring, task-based learning, multimedia, videos
This research aims at investigating the effectiveness of using multimedia in a face-to-face task based education background. Main research questions were asked: (1) To what extent will studentsâ€™ public speaking skills be improved? (2) To what extent will studentsâ€™ attitudes towards giving oral presentation be changed? (3) To what extent can this be applied to other subjects and learning areas? The study sample consisted of higher diploma students with different specializations divided into experimental and control groups. A training course and two assessment methods were administrated. A multi-trait data collection method was applied (both qualitative and quantitative). There were significant differences between the control and experimental group. Pedagogical implications of the study have been discussed.
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