Abstract—The paper investigates the perception of teachers towards smart board. Malaysian government started to deploy smart boards in various schools in the year of 2000. However, the deployment encountered numerous obstacles, such that teachers followed with reluctance, and less intrigued to teach using smart boards. After twenty years, are the teachers still perceive the same? Research into this phenomenon could shed light on some sensible perspectives on the deployment of the ICT tools in education that worth further research. There are relative dearth of research works that offer representative evidences for such phenomenon in Malaysian context. Therefore, the researchers took initiative to conduct relevant research by recruiting 18 teachers from a local primary school. The questionnaire were analysed based on descriptive statistics and the findings indicate that smart board was well received by the teachers. Attributed to positive perception towards smart board, majority of the teachers were prepared to use it for teaching and learning in a variety of creative ways. Research findings potentially support the use of smart board in classroom, and contribute towards the development of various learning activities and strategies using smart board.
Index Terms—Acceptance, board, interactive white board, communication, perception, smart board, technology.
Kien Tsong Chau is with Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, University Sains Malaysia (USM), 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Danial Aizat Bin Zainuddin, Siaw Kiong Ling, Li Min Ng, and Jiaqi Yang are with School of Education, USM, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Kien Tsong Chau, Danial Aizat Bin Zainuddin, Siaw Kiong Ling, Li Min Ng, and Jiaqi Yang, "The Perception of Teachers towards Smart Board Technology in a Malaysian Primary School," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 405-409, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).