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Empowering EFL Education: An Empirical Study on the Utilization of Microsoft 365 Powerpoint

  • Masyhur Masyhur Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia
  • Sonia Lisia Universitas Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Issue       Vol 7 No 2 (2024): Talenta Conference Series: Local Wisdom, Social, and Arts (LWSA)
Section       Articles
Keywords: English as a foreign language (EFL) Microsoft 365 PowerPoint pedagogical potential
Published 2024-03-01


This study explores the effectiveness of utilizing Microsoft 365 PowerPoint as a pedagogical tool in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instruction. The research, incorporating a mixed-method approach with 200 EFL learners and 10 educators from five institutions, aims to assess how the platform's features enhance learning, foster engagement, and support language acquisition. Findings reveal that leveraging advanced features like Designer, Morph, Zoom, and Live Captions & Subtitles significantly improves learner engagement and comprehension. The cloud-based aspects of Microsoft 365 PowerPoint contribute to collaborative learning environments, enhancing communication and peer learning in language education. Integration of multimedia elements reinforces concepts and improves information retention, resulting in a statistically significant boost in student performance. Educators reported increased efficiency in providing differentiated instruction and instant feedback. The study concludes with implications for EFL teaching practices, the role of technology in language education, and suggestions for further research. Emphasizing the importance of training programs for EFL educators to optimize Microsoft 365 PowerPoint's functionalities, the research contributes to discussions on technology and language pedagogy, highlighting the platform's potential for dynamic and engaging EFL learning experiences.