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The Journal of Human Development and Education for Specialized Research is an academic journal issued by the Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies. The aim of this journal is to disseminate serious studies based on theoretical and field research, and to promote multidisciplinary studies in human development, management and education for specialized research and become a leading journal in human development and education in the world. The Journal also aims at publishing theoretical and applied researches in the fields of human development and education for specialized research such as human resources management, business administration, communication sciences, development studies, economic sciences, education sciences, history, industrial relations, media sciences, psychology, Public administration, religious studies and others.
This study aimed to reveal the reality of using smart-board technology in the Islamic institutes in the Sultanate of Oman.
The study’s population consists of 80 teachers, all of them work at the Islamic Institutes in the Sultanate of Oman . The research was applied to the teachers in the institutes (67 teachers) selected in accordance with the intentional method of sampling.The researcher used the descriptive method.
The data collection/research tool was designed and developed by the researcher. The research tool is a questionnaire consisting of six axes and 45 items.
The results of the mathematical averages of the research questions showed, a medium degree of smart-board readiness (availability) for use in classrooms , and a large degree of challenges encountered by teachers in using smart-board.
As for the teachers’ suggestions (proposed vision of implications) to develop smart-board use, holding workshops for teachers on how to make the best use of smart-board is revealed to be the most frequent response. Based on the results, the researcher recommended holding inductions and introductory workshops for teachers about smart-board and how to make the best use of it as one of the privileges available in the Islamic Institutes.
Keywords:The reality of using , smart board technology , Islamic science institutes