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Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives on Web 2.0 Integration in Teacher Education Courses PROCEEDINGS

, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States ; , Boston University, MA, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

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.

Citation

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.

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