An investigation of teaching and learning interaction factors for the use of the interactive whiteboard technology

Tsung Ho Liang, Yueh Min Huang, Chin Chung Tsai

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Researchers who have examined the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) for pedagogic uses have often suggested that IWBs would likely affect both teachers' teaching and students' learning styles. This article defines four IWB supported teaching and learning interaction factors: IWB Supported Teaching (IST), IWB Supported Learning (ISL), Teacher Supported Learning (TSL), and Student Interactive Learning (SIL). A quantitative analysis of classroom observation records (683 instructional events) was conducted using descriptive statistics and a chi-square test to uncover the association between interaction factors. The results show that these four interaction factors were significantly associated with each other, and over 90% of the instructional events examined simultaneously complied with IST and TSL behaviors. Finally, this study may be of importance to explain the dynamic association between interaction factors and to provide a novel approach for educators to gain insight into how teaching and learning interaction about IWB technology relates to their usage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-367
Number of pages12
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Evaluation methodology
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Interactive whiteboard technology
  • Pedagogy issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Engineering(all)

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