Effect of Interactive Whiteboard on Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students

Muhammad Rizwan Saddaf Ayub & Saeed Khan

Abstract

In this study the effects of using interactive whiteboards on the achievement of higher secondary students in respect of English vocabulary teaching were examined. The sample of the study comprised of 80 2nd year students of GCHSS No 1 Haripur District. The study involved two groups as the experimental group and control group. The subject of the study was three units of 2nd year English textbook, Unit 3 Battle of Uhud, Lingkuan Gorge, Unit 4 Determination, The Man Who Planted Trees and Unit 5 Technology and Society of the Future, Gender Inequality is Detrimental to Society. The vocabulary was taught to a control group using a traditional white board (TWB) and the experimental group was taught using an electronic or Interactive Whiteboard (IWB). An English achievement test as a pre- test and post- test was used to investigate the success of both groups. The results were evaluated by using the software SPSS. Findings and results disclosed that the experimental group outperformed the control group with respect to their achievements. The IWB appeared to have significant effects on the achievements of students for learning English vocabulary on higher secondary students. As a result, this study provides useful evidence for English teachers and students.

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