Using Wikis for Collaboration in Creating A Collection: Perceptions of Pre-service Teachers
Blanche O'Bannon, The University Of Tennessee, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This research investigates the perceptions of ninety-three pre-service teachers of the use and value of Web 2.0 tools, specifically wikis, for collaborative work in developing collections of curriculum specific web sites. The semester long project took place within the required technology course. With continued emphasis on the integration of technology into the curriculum, teacher preparation programs feel urgency to comply with growing demands to develop new teachers who can not only integrate technology into the K-12 curriculum but also have opportunities to experience the emerging technologies that lend new opportunities to the classroom. The course, which is aligned with the National Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T) is constantly being assessed and revised as needed to accommodate the changing audience of learners. The perceptions of pre-service teachers will be presented, including the process and tool along lessons learned.
O'Bannon, B. (2008). Using Wikis for Collaboration in Creating A Collection: Perceptions of Pre-service Teachers. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3105-3109). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).