The developments and challenges of the integration of interactive whiteboard technology in teaching and learning reading skills for preschool children

  • Haiza Hayati Baharudin Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Abdul Halim Masnan Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Azizah Zain Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: interactive whiteboard technology, reading skill, preschool

Abstract

Technological advances in education have expanded to preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary education. It is fundamental for the effectiveness of teaching and learning a subject in the classroom. The writing of this article covers the development of IWB in education and the advantages of IWB that are relevant to teaching and learning and to what extent they assist the development of preschool children, the challenges for teachers and children in using interactive whiteboard and ICT in teaching and learning and understanding the readiness of teachers and preschool children in the application of ICT especially IWB in teaching and learning reading skills. The  review of the literature covers the development of the use of IWB in education, the advantages of IWB that help improve the knowledge and skills, the challenges and readiness of teachers and children in the integration of IWB in learning reading skills. The use of ICT especially IWB in learning can improve children's knowledge and skills. The features of IWB create a fun learning environment especially when teachers are teaching literacy skills. The challenges faced by teachers in integrating IWB in teaching and learning are time constraints to plan lessons, lack of training, teacher attitudes and the lack of technical support. The use of technologies in teaching is an added value in improving the quality of existing teaching to make it more effective. The teachers who use IWB in the classroom depend on their pedagogical skills and how they convey the lesson using this technology. The use of IWB is one of the initiatives of the preschool teachers to increase children’s literacy skills especially reading skills.

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Published
2020-11-19
How to Cite
Baharudin, H. H., Masnan, A. H., & Zain, A. (2020). The developments and challenges of the integration of interactive whiteboard technology in teaching and learning reading skills for preschool children. Jurnal Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak Kebangsaan, 9(2), 48-57. https://doi.org/10.37134/jpak.vol9.2.5.2020