Prezi Versus Powerpoint in The EFL Classroom
The purpose of this paper is to determine if Prezi or PowerPoint is a better tool for English as a foreign language (EFL) students to use for classroom projects. 159 students at an international college were required to use Prezi for their final projects in all the authorís classes. 148 of the students were Thai. Five of the students were Chinese. There was one Russian student. Four students did not put down their nationality. The students were surveyed and asked to compare Prezi, a newer presentation tool, and PowerPoint, an older presentation tool, in the areas of ease of use, text versus graphics, fun to use, and likelihood of future use. Overall students preferred Prezi to PowerPoint in all the areas measured.
Keywords- Prezi, PowerPoint, English as a second language, student presentations, higher education, presentation skills, multimedia presentations