Search results for: Online discussions
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Researchers examined 21 teachers teacher blogs, to determine if they included reflection blogs. Results indicated that all language arts teachers in the study used their blogs as reflective journals and that the depth of reflection occurring in the blogs varied from casual reflection.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
A research was conducted of the interactions among students in online small group discussion. The authors argue that three aspects of the online courses impact the way students enter into discussions online, and consequently, what they have opportunities to learn: (a) the subject matter itself, (b) the representations and media through which the subject matter is engaged, and (c) the tasks students are asked to carry out online.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2008
'Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
Isolation and lack of support contribute to high attrition. This study conducted a qualitative research using forum discussion. Topics, dialogues and support were discussed. The dialogue focused on six majors concerns, of interest was emotional engagement, responsiveness to each other, and meaning-making through storytelling.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2008
Recent Internet developments and advances in networking have encouraged students' collaboration with other students and instructors, increased students' access to experts, and provided an array of learning resources. However, the potential of technology to transform the teaching and learning environment is still far from being realized in institutions of higher education. The e-learning program within the Masters Degree (MSc) Program in Education and Training Management in the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University (DCU) is attempting to realize that potential by integrating technology with active learning activities in an online learning community. Using examples drawn from a cohort of students working their way through the Emerging Pedagogies module, I demonstrate how information and communication technologies, and online discussions in particular, can be used to help students recognize and examine the values that underlie their teaching and learning, thereby enhancing their personal knowledge base for professional practice.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2008
An online study group provided a setting for a case study regarding reform oriented pedagogy. Two teachers were examined. Both exhibited only marginal changes to their pedagogy and resisted new ideas. However, the environment did provide a setting for structuring emerging thoughts about changes to pedagogical reasoning structures, and identifying gaps in personal knowledge.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2008
Does teachers' negotiation of personal cases in an interactive cyber forum contribute to their professional learning?
The article describes a learning process implementing a digital forum focusing on personal cases from student teachers' experiences. The aim of the study was to explore what the students learn through classroom experience. The study included a content analysis of the learning process and revealed an initial lack of reference to theory, and an investment in personal relationships. The second analysis highlighted the difference between the two collectives of student teachers: the experienced and the inexperienced.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008