Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Vicki L. Olson


To investigate interactive whiteboards and their impact on teachers, teaching, and students, a research review along with a qualitative case study on interactive whiteboards was performed. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the use of interactive whiteboards and specifically examine how one high school has implemented the technology. The research concludes that interactive whiteboards have had an overall positive impact on teachers, teaching, and students. Influences were noted in the areas of classroom practice, teacher collaboration, teacher preparation, and communication with students outside of the classroom. The examples listed in the case study are exclusive to the high school in the study and may not remain consistent or relevant to other schools or educators. Information in this study was gathered through a series of interviews, classroom observations, and interactive whiteboard and technology demonstrations. lt is my hope that readers of the case study will find value from the data collected and ultimately use the data to expand their interest in and ideas of how to use the technology.


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