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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(8): 587-593 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.8.1104

The Determinate Factors Affecting Teachers’ Internal Conflict on Using Interactive Whiteboard

Fumei Weng

Abstract—A teaching technology, interactive whiteboard-- IWB, has been proved to improve the learning environment and performance. However, teachers’ intention to use IWB is not as expected high in elementary school. The purpose of this study examines school context and conditions surrounding disagreement or dispute and the perspectives that inform how individuals perceive or feel conflicts. This study participates three theories of conflict and focus on the process of covert conflict. Once the covert conflict is understood, it can be reconciled and will not turn into an overt one which is harmful to organization goal or project. Communication competence, school support, and personality of innovativness are examined the effect on both perceived conflict and felt conflict. Partial Least Squares was used to analyze data which was collected from a paper-based survey. The sample size is 294. The results found that communication, school support, and teachers’ innovativeness have significant effects the conflict of using IWB. Perceived conflict has positive relationship with felt conflict. Especially, the factor of communication plays the most significant one on it. The contributions of this study provide better understanding on teachers’ conflicts on IWB usage. School administrator have clear objective to process to enhance the usage of IWB.The electronic file of your paper will be formatted further at Journal of Advances in Computer Networks. Define all symbols used in the abstract. Do not cite references in the abstract. Do not delete the blank line immediately above the abstract; it sets the footnote at the bottom of this column.

Index Terms—Interactive whiteboard, conflict, teaching technology, theory of conflict.

Fumei Weng is with the Applied Digital Department, Wufeng University, Taiwan (e-mail: fweng@wfu.edu.tw).


Cite: Fumei Weng, "The Determinate Factors Affecting Teachers’ Internal Conflict on Using Interactive Whiteboard," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 587-593, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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