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smart boards a multi media presentation
SMART BoardsA Multi-Media Presentation

Created By Tawana Stiff

EDUC 7101-3

Instructor: Dr. AmarAlmasude

smart boards need
SMART Boards: Need
  • To provide active, hands-on learning experiences that will prepare students for future leadership roles
  • To hone the skills of today’s technologically savvy students
  • To facilitate engaging lectures in face-to-face and distance learning environments
  • To efficiently accommodate a diverse group of learners who embody various learning preferences
  • To operate in conjunction with computer applications used to present, display, manipulate, share, interpret, and analyze data in pre-existing documents, multi-media presentations and other online resources.

smart boards research a data driven diffusion
SMART Boards: ResearchA Data Driven Diffusion…
  • In 1986, David Martin and Nancy Knowlton had a discussion about developing an interactive whiteboard that could create “magic” through its innovative features. One year later, the SMART organization was founded.
  • Most of the research on SMART Boards has been led by affiliates of school districts, universities and educational scholars.
  • Research findings indicate that students that hands on manipulation of data heightened student ability to make connections between content and background knowledge. In addition, the SMART board is considered a powerful teaching aid that is visually appealing and increases student attentiveness. These positive findings led to the SMART Board’s production.

smart boards development
SMART Boards: Development

Problems that hindered the development of

SMART boards in early phases were as follows:

  • The SMART company was not financially secure and had limited alliances with corporations, and
  • The parameters by which the SMART board would operate had not been established.

smartboards commercialization

SMARTBOARDS: Commercialization

SMART Boards are manufactured by SMART Technologies. They are distributed either directly or indirectly through the founding company. In addition, SMART Boards may also be purchased through distribution companies used for educational and corporate purposes. All of the components are shipped in one package per unit. Due to its popularity and effectiveness, the SMART Board markets itself. However, professional development workshops and training courses are also available to heighten SMART Board awareness and accelerate its diffusion.

smart boards the innovation decision process timeline
SMART Boards:The Innovation-Decision Process Timeline

Confirmation: The new collaborative learning software to be used in conjunction with SMART Boards provides a means for integrating this innovation to a greater capacity and on a larger scale.

Persuasion: SMART Technologies formed an alliance with Intel Corporation

Knowledge: The world is exposed to the first interactive whiteboard

Implementation: A wireless SMART Board that allows users to manipulate data and launch computer applications is integrated in classroom instruction.

Decision: The founders of the SMART Board received financial support from Corporations , family and friends who believed in the potential success of the innovation

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Annual Revenue &Adjusted Net Income (in millions)

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smart boards innovation categories

SMART BoardsInnovation Categories:

Innovators - The Creators

Early Adopters – Teachers, Students and Corporations

Laggards – The people who are reluctant to adopt the innovation