The Lived experiences of high school teachers with different subject matters pertaining to the use of interactive whiteboard (IWB): a phenomenological study

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2020
Alkış, Yunus
Nowadays IWBs and similar technology-based whiteboards are widely available and affordable. There was a growing popularity and intend to use IWBs in learning environments and in education in recent decade and it is getting more widespread nowadays. However, literature is lack of examples of IWBs use in classrooms that addresses the lived experiences of teachers. Thus, it is very important to investigate and highlight the lived experiences of teachers for its contribution on providing a more effective learning environment in the classrooms. The primary purpose of this study is to understand and describe the lived experiences of different subject matter high school teachers with use of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in their classrooms for instructional purposes in depth and to arrive at the essence of their lived experiences of the phenomena. Accordingly, transcendental phenomenological framework was selected as a methodological framework in this study. Phenomenology is an appropriate and applicable methodology for the purposes of the present study in order to understand and describe the lived experiences of different subject matter high school teachers with use of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in their classrooms for instructional purposes in-depth and to arrive at the essence of their lived experiences of the phenomena. In the study, purposive sampling technique was used. In the current phenomenological study, data were collected through in-depth multiple interviews with each 12 participants in the cycles of several weeks in the study. Accordingly, in the proper data collection process 3 discrete serial in-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted with each of the participants of the study. Data analysis process was employed by the phenomenal analysis procedure and guidelines. The practical and scientific applicability of the study provides a convincing and persuasive statement about significance of the problem which is worth researching.

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Y. Alkış, “The Lived experiences of high school teachers with different subject matters pertaining to the use of interactive whiteboard (IWB): a phenomenological study,” Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Computer Education and Instructional Technology., Middle East Technical University, 2020.