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ERIC Number: EJ895454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1449-5554
Connecting Classrooms in Rural Communities through Interactive Whiteboards
Mitchell, Jane; Hunter, Jane; Mockler, Nicole
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v26 n4 spec iss p464-476 2010
This paper reports on the uses of interactive whiteboards in "connected classrooms" in rural New South Wales, Australia. The research specifically focuses on the e[superscript 2] program, a senior school initiative among five schools that seeks to extend the range of curriculum options available for students by connecting classrooms using video conference and interactive whiteboard technology. Teachers working in these environments have created specific sets of pedagogical practices. Through a series of focus group interviews and observations of classrooms, the research has sought to document core features of the teaching practice in the connected classroom environment. The research details the ways in which the interactive whiteboard provides a key visual focus for all lessons in the connected classroom; how the interactive whiteboard is used alongside a video conference screen; and reasons why teachers are committed to working with these technologies. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Ascilite Secretariat, P.O. Box 44, Figtree, NSW, Australia. Tel: +61-8-9367-1133; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia