Evaluating the Impact of Interactive Whiteboard on Student Achievement in Saudi Arabia
Added on - 04 Oct 2020
Evaluating the Impact of InteractiveWhiteboard on Student Achievement inSaudi Arabia
TITLE:Evaluating the impact of interactive whiteboard on student achievement inSaudi Arabia.1. INTRODUCTION:1.1 Aim:To evaluate the impact of an interactive whiteboard on the achievement ofhigh school students: A case study on Onaizah city of Saudi Arabia.1.2 Objectives:To investigate the impact of interactive whiteboard teaching on student-teacher interaction and student's level of discussion.Understanding the attitude of learners towards interactive whiteboard.1.3 Research question:Does the learner achievement differ according to teaching strategy?1.4 Study background:Interactive whiteboards (IWB) are the instructional device on which computeimages can be clearly and accurately displayed by using projectors. Theseboards are widely used in schools and educational institutions to provide amore interactive experience between learner and teachers. For improving thepresentation of educational content teachers are using IWB so that they canuse pictures, graphs which can be easily moved for developing betterunderstanding of the subject. Thus, this teaching approach has broughtsignificant differences in learning as well as teaching methodologies(Tunaboylu and Demir, 2017). It improves the educational attainment of thestudent and helps to gain more achievements through better discussion andinteraction with education providers.1.5 RationaleEducation achievement level plays an important role in the career growth ofthe students. IWB is one of the attempt to enhance the learning experience of
students in high school so that they can explore better growth opportunities.So, it is important to understand the impact of IWB on education and student'slearning. Another reason for conducting this study is to evaluate the severalaspects related to IWB so that their use can be increased in the educationalinstitutions and more and more students can get benefits from such interactiveteaching methodologies.1.6 Dissertation structureThe proposed dissertationsegmented into following chapters.. The structure and details of the chapters are as follows:Chapter 1. IntroductionThis chapter will give the background and the rationale for the study. It willalso consist of research objectives and aim so that the study can be conductedwith specific goal or direction.Chapter 2. Literature reviewSecond chapter will provide resource evaluation from literature point of viewso that related findings can be analysed.The chapter will discuss the benefitsof IWB on teaching and learning process. It will also include the analysis ofstudent performance and learning effectiveness by incorporation of IWB.Chapter 3. MethodologyChapter third will describe the research methods for executing the research sothat research data can be analysed in a systematic approach.It will discuss theresearch approach and philosophy used for the research purpose. The chapterwill also describe the data collection and sampling methods used for theresearch.Chapter 4. Data analysisIn this chapter of dissertation the research data will be collected, analysed andinterpreted so that research objectives can be achieved and conclusions can bemade.
Chapter 5. ConclusionIn last chapter will be of conclusion in which all study findings will besummarised and conclusions will be made.The chapter describes theconclusive impact of IWB teaching on learning process and improving theteaching methods.2. LITERATURE REVIEW2.1 Interactive whiteboard (IWB) teachingIWB is touch sensitiveand a largedisplay device. The user can use itas amouse,computer screen as well as interactive board. The board or computericons can be easily operated by using fingers, stylus, pen or pointers. Accordingto Gashan and Alshumaimeri (2015),teachers use IWBmethod for deliveringknowledge to students. Earlier the technique was limited to only businesspresentations, however with the global impact and improvements in educationlevel has also encouraged the use of IWB in education. The teachers canmanage all their lectures and work on these devices.They can easily accessthem at any instant without need of preparing study material with new start.This teaching style has an impact on teaching, learning and motivation level ofstudents.Education attainment can be defined as the highest education level aperson has gained.Thus, it can be considered a very effective tool forimproving the educational attainment of the students.Alghamdi (2015), stated that IWB is used by the educators to display the studycontent in very attractive way full of text, pictures and graphs from theinternet. These whiteboards are also provided with the recording features sothat teachers can record their lessons and can even share their copies with thestudents for future reference. The quality of education can be improved whenteaching is accompanied by quality resources.As compare to the conventionalteaching methods more preference is given to whiteboard teaching because itallows educators to use several flash files and resources from the topinstitutions available on internet.With this teaching approach these resources