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ERIC Number: EJ834149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Cognitive Concomitants of Interactive Board Use and Their Relevance to Developing Effective Research Methodologies
Geer, Ruth; Barnes, Alan
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p92-102 Nov 2007
This article addresses the need for systematic and replicable research methods for the examination of student learning using so called interactive whiteboard technologies. As a basis for these methods a model is developed of the cognitive concomitants evident in students' use of these technologies. While interactive whiteboards are shared spaces, it is important for educators to recognise individual cognitive outcomes from the interactions. Through extending an existing model of cognitive concomitants that has been used in the successful analysis of interaction in shared online discussion spaces, this paper outlines a systematic approach to the analysis of whiteboard interactions that can provide insights into the cognitive processing occurring. Recent notions of imprinting and cognitive tracks, drawn from research into online interactive behaviours, in the context of such methods, may inform the development of effective pedagogies for interactive board use. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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