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Implementing and Researching Technological Innovation in Language Teaching

The Case of Interactive Whiteboards for EFL in French Schools


Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Shona Whyte
      Pages 1-2
  3. Researching Innovative Language Teaching

  4. Teacher Beliefs: Researching Views and Supporting Change

  5. Learning to Implement Innovation: Stages of Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Shona Whyte
      Pages 194-212
    3. Shona Whyte
      Pages 213-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 216-235

About this book


Implementing and Researching Technological Innovation in Language Teaching takes a case study approach to investigate the integration of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) into the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in French schools. The study highlights the advantages of collaborative action research for stimulating and supporting language teachers in innovative experimentation, and seeks to enhance our understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in this process. Utilising a framework which can inform further research into innovative practices with other interactive technologies, this book offers a research design and instruments suitable for assessing classroom adoption of the IWB. In this way, the study provides insights into general processes of technological innovation in language teaching and learning which is of relevance to further research and teacher development in today's new learning environments.


innovation SLA TESOL EFL ELT technology language teaching interactive white boards classroom English French Integration Interactive whiteboard

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Université Nice Sophia AntipolisFrance

About the authors

Shona Whyte is Associate Professor of English (Maître de Conferences) at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. She has co-edited a book entitled Teaching Languages with Technology: Communicative Approaches to Interactive Whiteboard Use, and has published widely in a variety of journals on the subject of technology enhanced language learning.

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