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Role of online presentation archiving facilities as otolaryngology knowledge base

Presentation is a powerful teaching tool. Every teacher would love to support his lecture with presentation aids. Eventhough these presentations are created using standalone tools like presentation software, these presentations need to be archived for future retrieval. Till a few years ago faculty used to carry their presentations in the form of slides, which used to be cumbersome. Presentations using photographic slides were rigid offering no flexibility to the speaker. Now with the increasing use of computers and laptops digital presentations are becoming the order of the day. Today's teachers are expected to be comfortable with presentation software and their use. This study was performed to assess the awareness of faculty about online presentation archiving facilities. Questionnaires were used to elicit responses from faculty. This study revealed that only 10% of the faculty questioned knew about the online storage facilities and only 2% of them are regularly archiving their presentation. This study concludes that more needs to be done in creating awareness among faculty regarding online presentation storage facilites available.

Author(s): Balasubramanian Thiagarajan,Venkatesan Ulaganathan