BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-

Problems and pitfalls in PowerPoint® presentation


Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
Thailand




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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Problems and pitfalls in PowerPoint® presentation.BLDE Univ J Health Sci 2019;4:43-43


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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Problems and pitfalls in PowerPoint® presentation. BLDE Univ J Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];4:43-43
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Dear Sir,

We read the publication on “Split attention effect and imagination effect-two potential pitfalls in PowerPoint® presentation?” with great interest.[1] We agree that the mentioned effects are the important pitfalls for PowerPoint® presentation. Indeed, the PowerPoint® presentation is widely used in the medical education at present. Nevertheless, the quality of the PowerPoint® presentation is little mentioned. There also other possible pitfalls and problems in using PowerPoint® presentation. The alteration of the font size and figure color due to the background design in PowerPoint® presentation is common. Regarding the content in the PowerPoint® presentation, the plagiarism of the content is possible. Many PowerPoint® presentation files are freely available online and the direct copy of the PowerPoint® presentation, which is considered a plagiarism, by the medical student is common. In a recent report from Iran, <50% of the medical students recognized “proper referencing in Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows.”[2]

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References

1Kumar VD. Split attention effect and imagination effect-two potential pitfalls in PowerPoint® presentation? BLDE Univ J Health Sci 2018;3:124-5.
2Gharedaghi MH, Nourijelyani K, Salehi Sadaghiani M, Yousefzadeh-Fard Y, Gharedaghi A, Javadian P, et al. Knowledge of medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences regarding plagiarism. Acta Med Iran 2013;51:418-24.