Tablets and interactive whiteboards have made their way into education. However, their acquisition and maintenance cost poses challenges in certain environments. Many will therefore be happy to know about this new possibility of transforming a television or a flat screen monitor into a tablet or interactive whiteboard!
In a context where, for almost five years, interactive whiteboards have been implemented on a massive scale in most schools in Quebec, the Canada Research Chair in Technologies in Education has carried out a study aimed at identifying the uses as well as the advantages and challenges of its use.
On February 4, Ghislain Samson and Sonia Lefebvre, professors at UQTR, presented the results of their research on the impacts of using the interactive whiteboard. What are the teaching practices of primary and secondary school teachers who integrate it into their teaching? This is what their study wanted to detail.
Although no digital tool in education is completely unanimous, the interactive whiteboard continues to seduce classes from here and elsewhere. It allows daily contact with ICT, in addition to facilitating the safeguarding of collective work and promoting student motivation.
Advantages in the mastery of the language, in the development of autonomy and in the mastery of ICT among preschool and undergraduate students have been noted, so far, in a research by professors associated with CRIFPE on collaborative use of the TBI.
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Franco-Ontarian Center for Educational Resources (CFORP) is launching an award to recognize innovation in Canadian French-language schools. This year, resources for TBI are in the spotlight.
The visit of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport of Quebec, Ms. Marie Malavoy, marked the conclusion of the 31st edition of the AQUOPS annual conference, which was held from March 26 to 28, 2013 in Quebec.
(Update) Barely two weeks after the conclusion of the 2nd call for tenders concerning the massive equipment of Quebec classrooms with interactive whiteboards, the new Quebec government announces a reflection on the future of the program. According to the exclusive interview carried out with the Minister of Education by the daily La Presse, it would seem, however, that this call for tenders is maintained, the time to make a decision for the future.