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ERIC Number: EJ777427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Using a Voting System in Conjunction with Interactive Whiteboard Technology to Enhance Learning in the English Language Classroom
Cutrim, Euline Schmid
Computers & Education, v50 n1 p338-356 Jan 2008
This study discusses the pedagogical potential of an interactive voting system used in conjunction with interactive whiteboard technology. The data discussed here are drawn from a qualitative study, carried out in the context of a British university pre-sessional programme in English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills for international students in the summers of 2003 and 2004. Research data were collected via a variety of ethnographic research instruments, namely classroom observations and feedback from critical colleagues, teacher's field notes, video recording of classes, semi-structured interviews with students, and pre- and post-course student questionnaires. The findings indicate that the electronic voting system was seen to increase considerably the scope of interactivity during the lessons by helping students to enhance their development into active participants. However, the data have also indicated that the levels of interactivity in the approaches adopted in the context investigated could still be considered relatively "shallow", and some suggestions have been provided to improve this aspect of technology use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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