Teachers and interactive white boards: A qualitative investigation in the margin of technophobia

Bardakci S., Ünver T. K.

Australian Educational Computing, vol.35, no.1, pp.1-27, 2020 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Australian Educational Computing
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-27
  • Keywords: Content analysis, ICT in education, Interactive white boards (IWBs), Teachers, Technology usage, Technophobia
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


This study aimed at investigating teachers’ Interactive White Boards (IWB) integration in the margin of psychological model of technophobia (Brosnan, 1998). The data were collected by a questionnaire including nine open-ended questions and demographics. The study was conducted in qualitative approach. 80 teachers participated from different disciplines and regions of Turkey. According to results, teachers’ meaning units assigned to usefulness, ease of use, self-efficacy and fun were more frequent than (f = 345) nonusefulness, difficulty of use, inefficacy, and anxiety (f = 217). The study emphasized a range of factors from diffusion of innovation and cultural aspects concerning the adoption of IWBs.