Portuguese Postgraduate Teachers Opinions about using Social Bookmarking: an exploratory study
Clara Coutinho, João Batista Bottentuit Junior, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, Portugal
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 paper reports portuguese postgraduate teachers' opinions about their experience of using, for one semester the social bookmarking tool Del.icio.us. A group of 20 in-service teachers created accounts on del.icio.us and developed an electronic database for the group final research project. The instrument developed to collect their opinions is an online questionnaire with open and closed questions. Teachers' answers show they considered Del.icio.us very useful for the organization and sharing of Internet resources in the development of a research project. They also considered the tool was easy to use although for some the interface was neither intuitive nor pleasant. Regarding the possibility of integrating this web 2.0 tool in the classroom most teachers said they intended to do so and two said they were already using it in the classroom activities.
Coutinho, C. & Bottentuit Junior, J.B. (2008). Portuguese Postgraduate Teachers Opinions about using Social Bookmarking: an exploratory study. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3307-3312). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).