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ERIC Number: EJ895452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-5554
Project ACTIVate: Innovations from New Zealand
Yelas, Janet; Engles, Paul
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v26 n4 spec iss p432-446 2010
This case study discusses a collaborative three year project involving two school clusters located in the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The project was named "Project ACTIVate" and its main thrust was to study how the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) combined with teaching, learning and research across schools. The project was also partnered with the Ministry of Education, New Zealand, a tertiary institution, and information and communication technology-related and enterprises. The aim of the research was to develop effective teaching and learning practices using IWB technology in New Zealand classrooms. It was also deemed significant for the project to use the IWB to enhance specific curriculum goals and environments where students and teachers could learn and research as partners in cognitive proximity within schools and across schools. A number of successes and challenges presented themselves during the three year time frame. One aspect of particular importance for education arising from the case study is the future implications for IWB technologies. (Contains 4 tables and 4 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 Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand