Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Interactive Whiteboard factor in Education: Students’ points of view and their problems

Tufan Aytaç
  • Tufan Aytaç
  • Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Education, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Google Scholar

  •  Accepted: 20 September 2013
  •  Published: 23 October 2013


The main purpose of this study is to investigate the students’ viewpoints and the problems they face during the use of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB). This research has been applied on 202 students in primary school and high school in Ankara. In this study, the quantitative data were collected through “IWB Survey Questions” (Student Views). To identify any significant differences in terms of gender and duration of using IWB for students’ views, t-test and one-way ANOVA were used. No significant differences were found in terms of gender. There is a clear difference between primary school and high school students’ views about the use of IWB. During this study it was observed that students generally had a positive attitude towards the use of IWB. Students identified teachers’ inefficiency to use IWB, technical problems, insufficiency of e-materials and their wonders about the radiation and eye health as problems. 
Key words: Interactive whiteboards (IWBs), FATIH Project, Education technologies, E-Learning