A New Teacher Tool, Interactive White Boards: A Meta Analysis
Fatih Saltan, Mersin University, Turkey ; Kürsat Arslan, Erciyes University, Turkey
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are touch-sensitive new generation boards controlled by a computer that is connected to a digital projector. The present review examines the publish findings from experimental and case studies of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs).The review concentrated on research findings published between 1995 and 2008 and abstracted or cited in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database. Searching on the queries “Interactive Whiteboard” and “Smart board” yielded 64 citations in ERIC. However, it was showed that most the articles draw from reports, only ten of them are experimental or case studies so in this studies these articles were analyzed. The result of the review indicated that the studies were classified under three main titles which are “Interactivity and participation”, “Perception” and “Effectiveness and Efficiency”. The findings also showed that the potential of the IWB for effective teaching and learning was obvious and the touch-sensitive nature of IWBs facilitates more professional and efficient delivery of multimedia resources.
Saltan, F. & Arslan, K. (2009). A New Teacher Tool, Interactive White Boards: A Meta Analysis. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2115-2120). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).