Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on Web 2.0 Integration in Teacher Education Courses PROCEEDINGS
Swapna Kumar, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States ; Katya Vigil, Boston University, MA, United States
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA Publisher: AACE, Chesapeake, VA
Recent research has highlighted the benefits of integrating Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, and social bookmarking in teacher education. The pre-service teacher perspective of the ways in which teacher educators currently use Web 2.0 technologies in teacher education courses in a large northeastern private university in the US is presented in this paper. In open-ended survey responses, participants (n=54) reflected on the value of Web 2.0 applications in their own coursework and to their future teaching. They also suggested ways in which such technologies can be integrated into pre-service teacher education in the future. Given the importance of preparing pre-service teachers for 21st century schools, this data provides insight and some suggestions for how teacher education courses can integrate Web 2.0 applications.
Kumar, S. & Vigil, K. (2010). Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on Web 2.0 Integration in Teacher Education Courses. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 1908-1913). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved March 7, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/35833.
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