Teaching aids for the interactive whiteboard : the trainee teacher as a materials designer
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Journal of didactics. - Place of publication unknown
, p. 146-165
University of Antwerp
In 2011 thirteen pre-service teachers participated in a University of Antwerp e-learning project involving the development and design of didactic modules for the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) used in French, German and Spanish L2 classes. The project was part and parcel of the European interactive Technologies In Language Teaching programme (iTILT). This article will focus on the subject-related, i.e. linguistic, quality of the products, shedding some light on the participants language proficiency. To this end we will zoom in on the development process proper because it provides information on trainee teachers views on the requirements of qualitative interactive teaching aids. Next to analysing the developed modules from a linguistic perspective, we also look at the logs all partaking teachers-to-be had to keep reflecting on their experiences and at the peer reviews they wrote about each others products.