Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes and Opinions towards Interactive Whiteboards and E-Textbooks Advances in Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education
edited by: Song Lin, Xiong Huang
Using interactive whiteboards in classroom across all school levels has increased significantly in recent years around the world. In order to use IWB effectively, teachers have to accept the change in the teaching environment, develop adequate technological skills, and be willing to design new suitable teaching materials. The purposes of this study were to investigate pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward teaching with interactive whiteboard, their teaching behaviors and pedagogical mistakes when using technologies in the classroom. The participants in this study were 44 senior students majored in mathematics education or in science application and dissemination. Data were collected during March and early April, 2010 via self-constructed survey instrument. The results indicated that these preservice teachers had mutual feelings towards using IWB and e-books. Preservice teachers’ opinions regarding the benefits and problems of using IWB and e-books were analyzed.