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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
secondary school students, interactive whiteboard, biology, secondary education
This qualitative study provides student perceptions of interactive whiteboard (IWB) use in a secondary biology classroom. The use of the IWB was alternated with the overhead on an ABAB and BABA design in two classrooms. The study was based on semi-structured interviews of thirty-six individuals, representing a sample of rural, high school students. Interview questions focused on three constructs: benefits, limitations, and suggestions for improvement. Analyzing the results ascertained that students found the IWB to be interesting because it was engaging and offered multimedia aspects. Students also reported the IWB to improve instruction through enhanced visuals and notes. Limitations and areas for improvement also were noted. These results can be used to inform educators on possible applications of the IWB’s use.
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Schut, Christina, "Student Perceptions of Interactive Whiteboards in a Biology Classroom" (2007). Master of Education Research Theses. 16.