The Impact of Blackboards or Whiteboard on Language Learning

Fariba Haghighi Irani, Nasser Rostam Afshar, Dorrin Hosaini, Hosna Shahri, Maryam Parvizi, Parvin Kamali, Zahra Barati

Abstract


A variety of tools can be used in the classroom to support student learning ranging from traditional (blackboard or white board) to high-tech options (computer, projector and DVD- player). Depending on the learning goals, teachers may choose one or several of these tools to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms. This study investigated language teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of blackboards or whiteboards compared to high-tech options (smart boards). To achieve the research goal, a school survey was employed. To collect data, four-point Likert scale questionnaires were formulated and sent to various English institutes and schools. A total of 77 questionnaires were collected after a month. Relative importance index was used to rank out data. The results presented showed that priority was given to different tools used in the classroom such as; (1) Blackboard or Whiteboard; (2) Computer; (3) Projector and (4) DVD Player. It is therefore believed that language teachers could benefit from the results of this study in enhancing the quality of learning and teaching.


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