An Analysis of Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions on the Use of Smart Boards in Foreign Language Classrooms

İstifçi İ., Keser A. D., Serpil R., Akkaya Önal M., Alan B., Türkyılmaz S.

TOJELT, vol.3, no.2, pp.83-110, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: TOJELT
  • Journal Indexes: Sobiad Atıf Dizini
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-110
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to
explore the effectiveness of smart board use in language learning and teaching
at the School of Foreign Languages (AUSFL), Anadolu University, Turkey. The study was conducted with teachers and students chosen
by convenience sampling method in AUSFL in the 2016-2017 academic year. 
participants were six volunteer teachers and 266 students who were taught English
by using smart boards. The teachers carried out at least 4 hours of their
classes in the classrooms which are equipped with smart boards. The data were
gathered by using both qualitative and quantitative methods including surveys,
questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The data analysis revealed that
both teachers and students found the use of smart boards effective in terms of
bringing fun and variety along with better learning to the class.