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Pre-service Teachers’ Creation of Online Artifacts using Web 2.0: A Matter of Convenience? PROCEEDINGS

, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States ; , Brown University, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Current undergraduates of education, by virtue of their familiarity with new technologies, can be presumed to be capable of creating digital content using new technologies in learning environments. Pre-service teachers in an education course were given a choice of Web 2.0 technologies to create online artifacts for a course project. Focus groups were conducted to ascertain which technologies students chose and why they chose certain tools and not others to create digital artifacts. The data highlighted differences in participants’ (n=20) familiarity and skills using Web 2.0 tools to create online content. Despite the small sample, the findings point to the continuing challenges faced by pre-service teachers with online content creation in learning and teaching contexts.

Citation

Kumar, S. & Drexler, W. (2012). Pre-service Teachers’ Creation of Online Artifacts using Web 2.0: A Matter of Convenience?. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2013-2018). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 23, 2017 from .

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