How interactive is interactive whiteboard when used in teaching and learning?

Ibrahim Latheef

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review


The use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in classrooms has become more
common in both developing and developed countries around the world. Much of the early research is on the novelty of the technology. However, there has been minimal research on the unique potential of IWBs. This paper reports a recent study investigating interactivity around IWBs and uses an “interactivity framework” (Sweeney, 2008) to examine how interactive teaching and learning are when IWBs are used in classroom. Based on the literature, interactivity consists of technical interactivity (TI) and pedagogical interactivity (PI). The key research question is what shape of interactivity – combination of TI and PI – exists in the classroom. Findings suggest most of the teaching and learning falls into the low level interactivity and there is no learning episode that achieved the top two levels of the interactivity framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRefereed Proceedings
EditorsSarah Prestridge, Peter Albion
PublisherThe Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780958118828
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2016 - Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016


ConferenceAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleACEC 2016
OtherACCE 2016 is the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
Internet address

Cite this