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    Barriers To Using Interactive Whiteboards

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    This 19 page paper presents a qualitative case study research proposal. It includes all components including purpose, questions, methodology, design, data collection and analysis, and more. The topic is the use of interactive whiteboards among primary school teachers in Australia. The paper includes a Table of Contents, and two Appendices (interview questions and timeline). Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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    III. Methodology 7 A. Theoretical Framework 7 B. Design and Assumptions 8 C. Role of Researcher 11 D. Location and Participants 11 E. Data Collection 12 F. Data Analysis 13 G. Ethics Considerations 13 H. Methods for  Achieving Validity 14 IV. Findings 15 A. Relationship to Literature 15 B. Relationship to Theory 16 C. Relationship to Practice 17 References 18 Appendix 1: Timeline over 12 weeks 20 Appendix 4: Interview Questions 21  I. Introduction A. General Background for Study Interactive whiteboards are one of the most recent technologies to be adopted in the classroom. This is a technology that attaches to a  computer and uses a projector and software to produce images that can be modified, enlarged, shrunk, and have other characteristics added to them. Some of those characteristics include text, animation,  highlighting, collaborative writing, finding hidden parts, games and many other things. These images are sensitive to touch and to a special pen (Kitson, Fletcher & Kearney, 2007; Serow & Callingham,  2011; Thomas, 2010). A number of empirical studies across grade levels and in different subject areas have concluded that interactive whiteboards are beneficial for both teachers and students (Northcote, Mildenhall,  Marshall, & Swan, 2010). Although there are more whiteboards in classrooms and there is more software for them, research has discovered that teachers are not using them up to their  full potential for teaching and learning (Jones & Vincent, 2010). Several researchers have concluded that the reasons interactive whiteboards are not used more effectively is that teachers do not have  the training they need to do so (Jones & Vincent, 2010; T?rel & Johnson, 2012). The question has to do with how much training is needed and how did teachers  who are using this technology learn how to use it? B. Purpose of Study Briefly stated, the purpose of this study is to examine what barriers primary teachers 

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