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The smartboard as a Teaching & Learning (T&L) tool from the diffusion theory

Isa, Fazli Syah and Hashim, Jamalludin Helmi (2018) The smartboard as a Teaching & Learning (T&L) tool from the diffusion theory. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Transformasi Sosio-Ekonomi Wilayah Utara ke-3, 02 -03 Ogos 2018, Hotel Casuarina@Meru, Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan.

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As technological innovations appear to be a major part of a comprehensive system in lifelong education, the application of smart board in schools is revolved as one of the most important steps at the secondary level.The present study is motivated to seek the factors that contribute to the diffusing of smart board in teaching and learning process.The objectives of the present study are : (i) to investigate the possibility to diffuse the “Smart board” as an effective tool in teaching and learning process in a classroom, (ii) to determine the significant relationship between several selected factors (namely teachers’ knowledge of handling smart board, time management, technical support and type of subject) and the diffusion of Smart board as an innovation in the T&L process, and (iii) to investigate the possible differences perception towards the benefit of using the Smart board that may exist between teachers and students. Using only three (of five) characteristics from the Diffusion Theory developed by Roger, 2003, the survey using questionnaires was done with 137 respondents (72 students : 65 teachers) from Tsung Wah Secondary School in Kuala Kangsar District, Perak Darul Ridwan Malaysia.The result showed positive attributes of three characteristics from the Diffusion Theory in adopting Smart board as a T&L innovation tool.The statistical analysis indicates that three variables (namely, (i) Knowledge of handling material, (ii) Time management, and (iii) Technical support), have significant relationship towards the diffusion of Smartboard.Finally, the findings also show that there is a significant difference of the perception between the teachers and the students towards the implementation of Smart board in a classroom.However, the present study is limited to several limitations, namely (i) only three of five diffusion elements proposed by Roger (1983, 2003) were tested, and (ii) the usage of questionnaires is always subject to limited explanatory information.Thus, these lead for future research of not only the full elements of Diffusion Theory are extended but also combination of questionnaires to be followed with interviews.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-89-5 Anjuran: Pusat Penyelidikan Koridor Utara Universiti Utara Malaysia Anjuran Bersama: Universiti Sulatan Azlan Shah (USAS), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) serta Asia Pacific University- Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) dan Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 08:17
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 08:17

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