Interactive whiteboards in education: a literature scoping survey

Candice Mariz, Jennifer Stephenson, Mark Carter

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    Abstract

    Interactive whiteboards are increasing in popularity and prevalence in education. A scoping survey was performed to ascertain the types of documents available from academic databases on the use of interactive whiteboards with school-aged children. More than half of all the identified documents were grey literature: that is, comprised of non-refereed research, descriptive articles, product descriptions, and general opinion. The remaining research-based documents were predominantly descriptive and qualitative. A small number of documents contained quantitative data, and these were mainly survey-based. There were few experimental studies available. The limited number of research studies contrasts with the sizeable volume of grey literature available on these technological tools. There appears to be a need for more experimental research on the purported positive outcomes of interactive whiteboard use in schools such as higher academic achievement and engagement levels.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-18
    Number of pages18
    JournalAustralian Educational Computing
    Volume32
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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