Teacher perceptions of interactive whiteboards: A comparison of users and future-users at high school over a one year period
Jeff Hall, Mill Creek High School (Gwinnett County, GA), United States ; Gregory Chamblee, Georgia Southern University, United States
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), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: This article summarizes and analyzes interview responses over a one year period of four Georgia high school mathematics teachers regarding their individual perceptions about using interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to teach mathematics. Two participants had experience using the technology, while two participants had no significant experience with IWBs. In both years, experienced teachers were asked to describe how IWBs have impacted their mathematics lessons, while teachers with no IWB experience were asked how they thought the technology would impact their mathematics lessons. Data analysis found that the second year IWB users were much more comfortable with the technology after the additional year of experience, while future-users generally maintained their well informed perceptions of IWB capabilities and their intended uses of the technology. Once again, neither group discussed how IWBs can impact student achievement. Professional development and future research questions are noted based on the new findings.
Hall, J. & Chamblee, G. (2009). Teacher perceptions of interactive whiteboards: A comparison of users and future-users at high school over a one year period. 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. 1857-1863). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).