Wikis, blogs and podcasts - using Web2 technologies in teacher education
Wells, Muriel 2007, Wikis, blogs and podcasts - using Web2 technologies in teacher education, in AARE 2007 : The Association for Active Educational Researchers International Educational Research Conference Proceedings, AARE, [Fremantle, W.A.].
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AARE 2007 : The Association for Active Educational Researchers International Educational Research Conference Proceedings
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This paper presents a reflection on the infusion of Web2 technologies into a teacher education program. It explores issues surrounding the use of a range of Web2 technologies including wikis, blogs and podcasts. Web2 technologies are currently being taken up at amazing speed. This paper draws on the experience of using these new technologies in two units of a pre-service education course. As part of their assignment requirements pre-service education students were immersed in these new technologies as they grappled with issues to do with learning how to use these technologies as well as reflecting on how and why, or why not, they might they might use them in primary schools including the potential for democratic collaborative communities of learners. The opportunities the Web2 technologies afford educators as well as the consequences of such educational use of social technologies will be considered.
Field of Research
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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