American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Difficulties Facing Teachers in Using Interactive Whiteboards in Their Classes
Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Al-Faki, Abdelmoneim Hassan Adam Khamis

This study investigates the difficulties that teachers experience when they use the interactive whiteboard in English language classes. Although, the interactive whiteboard is easy to use, difficulties occur when teachers use it. While ICT presents new challenges for teachers, it also offers great opportunities for teacher education. ICT’s media can improve training through providing access to educational resources, breaking the traditional isolation of teachers, and enabling individualized training opportunities. There are a few research studies, which investigate the drawbacks of IWB. This study focuses on the difficulties, which teachers face in the classrooms in the Saudi contexts. Those difficulties are categorized into four groups. These are: teachers', school administrations', technical support's and students' factors. Each factor entails a number of challenges.. The findings of the study have revealed that there are many challenges that teachers face when using the interactive whiteboard. Those challenges interact together to hinder IWB integration into teaching and learning.

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