Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Smart Board Technology in Higher Education Institutions

  • Nabeel Al-QirimEmail author
  • Kamel Rouibah
  • Mohamad Adel Serhani
  • Ashraf Khalil
  • Ali Tarhini
  • Mahmoud Maqableh
  • Marton Gergely
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_221-1


There are many forms of Interactive White Board Technologies (IWBT), but usually an IWBT combines an electronic touchable whiteboard connected to a network computer and a data projector. IWBT allows teachers and students control applications by touching the screen with their fingers or writing digitally with a non-ink pen tool. The touch-sensitive nature of IWBT facilitates more efficient presentation and more professional delivery of multimedia resources (Smith et al. 2005).

The IWBT or the smart board is believed to increase the effectiveness of teaching both qualitatively and quantitatively and to greatly facilitate the use and benefits of computers and the Internet for teachers (Somyürek et al. 2009). IWBT represents a tool and an environment that promotes dialogue and knowledge building among students (Warwick et al. 2010). Students can benefit from the different learning styles provided by IWBT features and software application where students could see, touch, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nabeel Al-Qirim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kamel Rouibah
    • 2
  • Mohamad Adel Serhani
    • 1
  • Ashraf Khalil
    • 3
  • Ali Tarhini
    • 4
  • Mahmoud Maqableh
    • 5
  • Marton Gergely
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information TechnologyUAE UniversityAl AinUAE
  2. 2.College of Business AdministrationKuwait UniversityKuwait CityKuwait
  3. 3.College of EngineeringAbu Dhabi UniversityAbu DhabiUAE
  4. 4.Department of Information SystemsSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  5. 5.Faculty of BusinessThe University of JordanAmmanJordan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bill Davey
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia