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ERIC Number: EJ807226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Leadership Implications of Using Interactive Whiteboards: Linking Technology and Pedagogy in the Management of Change
Glover, Derek; Miller, David
Management in Education, v18 n5 p27-30 2004
In earlier articles the authors reported on the way in which schools had managed the introduction of the interactive whiteboard (IAW) and its associated technology. At that stage they identified the roles of missioners, tentatives and Luddites in the establishment of potentially learning-enriching technology. The march of progress continues and there are now plans to equip all schools with at least one IAW. Within the London Challenge area all rooms involved in teaching one of the core subjects of English, mathematics and science are to be equipped with IAW technology by the commencement of the 2004-2005 academic year. It is likely that those schools that were previously unable or unwilling to purchase the equipment and provide for professional development of teachers may feel able to reconsider their position. In doing so the experience of those who were earlier in the field may help those who will need to make long-lasting policy decisions at school and departmental level. The authors' research has shown that there is much more to the effective use of the technology than simply ensuring that teachers have access to equipment. With the help of 20 mathematics and 12 modern languages teachers they have now analysed 55 video-recorded lessons to establish patterns of use, learning and attitudes. The advantage of this approach has been that lessons can be replayed time and again so that the observations are both accurate and objective. This work was supported by structured interviews with the teachers involved to ascertain their motivation in approaching teaching and learning with IAW technology. In this article, the authors discuss two strands--the resource issues inherent in the use of new technology and pedagogic issues arising from awareness of the potential enhancement of learning--that underpin decision-making. ["Leadership Implications of Using Interactive Whiteboards: Linking Technology and Pedagogy in the Management of Change" was written with Doug Averis and Victoria Door.]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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