Student engagement is important to their academic success and research shows that Interactive White Boards (IWBs) are a technological tool that can improve elementary and secondary student engagement. (Mata, Lazar, & Lazar, 2016; Yang, Wang, & Chiu, 2014). IWB’s can enhance interactivity in the classroom and invite rich discussion (Murcia, 2014, p. 86), making them a powerful andragogical teaching method.
However, there is limited research on how this tool functions with college age or returning students. The University of Phoenix has installed SMART Notebook Technology IWB hardware and licensed the software for use on their local campuses, creating an environment conducive to studying the effect of IWBs on non-traditional adult learners.
This presenter will discuss and demonstrate recent research on IWBs, the Jersey City Campus experience with SMART Notebook technology, and possible areas for future research.