Search results for: Web 2.0
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The current study examined whether blogging could be an effective vehicle to support preservice teacher critical reflection. The participants were 10 preservice teachers enrolled in a science teacher methods course at a public university in the southeastern United States. The findings reveal that thirty-nine percent of blog entries were at the non-reflection or understanding levels, and 61% of the blog entries were at the reflection or critical reflection levels. Furthermore, thirty-one percent of the reflections made about observations of the cooperating teacher were at understanding level.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2013
This study aimed to explore the ways in which teacher-education programs help teachers to embrace and critique technology, and literacies they engender, in teaching reading at the middle-school level. The findings reveal that that the middle-grades teacher-education programs encouraged the use of a range of technology tools, from traditional through information/communication to multimedia applications. However, many of the multimodal texts and media that preservice teachers were exposed to or explored for classroom use in teacher-education programs were older-generation applications.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has touched and influenced every aspect of human life including education. Google group, one of the applications of ICT and web 2.0 tools seems to be easy to apply in the field of education in general and pre-service teacher education in particular. Therefore, the researcher was interested to examine how to apply Google groups, how learners can participate, what are the benefits of using Google group, in pre-service teacher training.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012
Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms
Understanding copyright as it impacts online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools on open access networks must become an important part of literacy and communication education in today’s Information Age. In this article, the authors describe an approach they have employed in their English education and communications classrooms to address this need.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012
This paper proposes a relatively radical hypothesis: Textbooks as educational tools are outdated and in need of reconceptualization. Furthermore, the authors believe that present technology affords us the opportunity to experiment with this reconceptualization in ways that not only facilitate teaching and learning but also redefine the role of the teacher in the classroom. The authors investigate one example of the intersection between technology and pedagogy, describing a college course in which students compose the course text using the wiki platform. This initiative is taking place at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2011
This study explores preservice teachers’ intention to adopt Web 2.0 services in their future classrooms. The findings indicate that the reinforcement of salient beliefs, such as ease of use, usefulness, and facilitation, will enhance preservice teachers’ intention to adopt new technologies.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
The current study evaluated the multi-user virtual environment known as Second Life, as an exploratory course delivery platform and for its ability to enable teachers to meet elements of NETS•T. The researcher collected data from 17 graduate students enrolled in a master’s degree program in educational leadership in a southeastern state university. The Second Life multi-user virtual environment appears to be a promising environment that fosters high levels of engagement in adult learners, supports synchronous online class activities.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
This article describes a collaborative research journey undertaken at the University of Edinburgh. The researchers who undertook the journey were a group of nine teacher educators. The researchers' purpose was to find a research identity in a university department with a strong commitment to training of student teachers but which existed within a university that has a strong reputation for research. The authors used a self-study methodology that focused on their individual experiences. The findings from this self-study reveal that , all the reseachers discovered a new collegiality. The authors also discovered , the tension between an identity as educator with a sense of responsibility to students and that of a researcher.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011
Literacy skills honed from reading books and writing papers has long been recognized as invaluable to building and sustaining intellect. This article investigates issues surrounding definitions of 'new literacy' practices as they relate to Web 2.0 tools while drawing on pertinent, emerging research to discuss the value of integrating digital literacy applications in K–12 and higher education classrooms.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of preservice teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. 37 preservice teachers participated in this study. Students' reflections indicate that contributing to the class wiki led to a deeper processing of the course content.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2009